The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) recently welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors, Lt. Nesli Suhi-Moore with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO).
Lt. Suhi-Moore just celebrated her 15th year with OCSO. During her time with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, she has spent most of her career within the Criminal Investigations Section. As a Sergeant, she was responsible for supervising investigators assigned the Crimes Against Children Unit, which gave her the opportunity to work hand in hand with the ECCAC. In her current position, she is the Lieutenant assigned to the Criminal Investigation Section, and is responsible for the daily operations of the Unit.
Certainly, her OCSO work has given her the opportunity to work alongside ECCAC entities dedicated to the safety and well-being of children. As well, she serves on the Board for the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiations as a Regional Director and is responsible for coordinating training for law enforcement and correctional officers for the First Judicial Circuit.
“I will bring these years of training and experience to ECCAC’s Board that have directly involved with investigating crimes against children. Because of this law enforcement experience, I have even more of an extreme passion for the welfare and protection of the children within our community. I am glad to be serving on the Board,” commented Lt. Suhi-Moore.
Living in Northwest Florida for 27 years, Lt. Suhi-Moore’s father was in the military when he got stationed here when she was 8 years old. Now an adult, she has been married for 12 years and has 3 children.
ECCAC identifies and provides critical services for child abuse victims and their families while working toward holding offenders accountable. In a child-friendly environment, the non-profit organization helps prevent child abuse through education, protects child victims from future abuse, and provides resources to restore the lives of the impacted child and the child’s family. With a Center in Okaloosa County and the Pierce Family Center in Walton County, they house representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Protection Team, State Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, licensed mental health counselors, and ECCAC’s staff and volunteers. ECCAC has provided more than 170,000 services to over 15,000 children at no cost in the past 20 years.
For further information about the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, visit www.eccac.org
or call 850-833-9237. If abuse is suspected, call the anonymous Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.