Give to the Bobby Fisher and Patti Long Law Enforcement Academy Police Standards 'L.E.A.P.S' Endowed Scholarship

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Bobby Fisher and Patti Long

Bobby Fisher pondered for several years how he could best express his appreciation to the dedicated law enforcement professionals making Seminole County such a safe and awesome place for his family and him to live and his law practice to thrive.

Having served as a prosecutor for many years, Bobby worked closely with law enforcement officers from every agency within Seminole County and others from around the state. Over the years, they played softball and football together and many have become his lifelong friends.

Mr. Fisher and his partner, Patti Long, decided to establish the Bobby Fisher and Patti Long Law Enforcement Academy Police Standards (L.E.A.P.S.) Endowed Scholarship to provide a tuition scholarship for one Seminole State Law Enforcement Academy (LEO) cadet per year to acquire the necessary credentials to become a law enforcement officer for our community. 

This opportunity is available to any Seminole State LEO Academy cadet who is a Seminole County resident and a graduate of one of the following Seminole County Public Schools High Schools:  

  • Hagerty High School
  • Lake Brantley High School
  • Lake Howell High School
  • Lake Mary High School
  • Lyman High School
  • Oviedo High School
  • Seminole High School
  • Winter Springs High School

The opportunity is also available to Seminole County residents who graduated from either Winter Park High School or Colonial High School, Seminole State College, the University of Central Florida or the University of Florida; and is either a U.S. Military Veteran, child of a Veteran or a certified first responder or child of a certified first responder (defined as a law enforcement officer from another state, corrections officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, paramedic, or lifeguard.)

Bobby and Patti graduated from Orange County's Winter Park High School and Colonial High School respectively, but chose to call Seminole County home. Bobby completed his undergraduate work at the University of Central Florida, then known as Florida Technological University, and later graduated from law school at the University of Florida.

Because of their love for our country and those who defend and protect it, Bobby and Patti have focused on veterans and first responders as a way to express their appreciation for all that these amazing professionals do for our community and country every day.

The Bobby Fisher and Patti Long Law Enforcement Academy Police Standards (L.E.A.P.S.) Endowed Scholarship celebrates the men and women of Seminole County who have chosen to dedicate their lives to helping others and pays tribute to the educational organizations, both in our community and those attended by these donors.

Success Stories

Jordan Gill

Cadet Gill and donors at graduation
Robert Fisher, Jordan Gill, and Patti Long

Jordan Gill is the first recipient of the Bobby Fisher and Patti Long Law Enforcement Academy Police Standards (L.E.A.P.S.) Endowed Scholarship.  Gill decided to become a police officer because she wanted to do more for her community by serving on the front lines.  Currently working as a latent print examiner in the forensics division for the Seminole County Sheriff's Department, she only saw what happens after the crimes have been committed. She realized she wanted to be out there trying to be out there trying to stop and deter the crime before it occurs, as well as get to know the Seminole County community better.

“Mr. Fisher and Ms. Long have my deepest gratitude. When I decided to go through the night Law Enforcement Academy, I was not only working a full-time job during the day but also getting my Master’s degree online as well. Knowing I had additional support outside my friends and family meant the world to me and reaffirmed my decision to become a police officer.” - Jordan Gill


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