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Biography of: Joe Halman, Jr. 

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  • Senior Management Institute of Police, Executive strategic management taught by Harvard Professors, 2007
  • Certified Public Manager, Florida State University, August 2006
  • Master of Arts Degree, Ministerial Leadership, Southeastern University, December 2007.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Organizational Management, Warner Southern College, 2003
  • Associate of Arts Degree, Liberal Arts, Saint Leo University, 2002
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Academy, Session 206
  • Attended the South Florida Baptist Theological Seminary
  • United States Army Advance Training, Quarter Master, Ft Lee, Virginia,1984

Professional Experience:

  • Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Bartow December 1985 – Present
  • United States Army/Florida National Guard, 1984-1990, Honorable Discharge
  • Winter Haven Police Auxiliary and Explorer, 1980-1985  

Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations: 

  • Florida African American Educational Alliance Board, 2003-present
  • FBI National Academy Associates, 2001-present
  • Polk County Police Chief’s Association, 2005-present
  • BoCC Community Relations Advisory Board, 2004-present
  • Polk County Law Enforcement Association, 2003-present
  • Member, NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives)

Community/Civic Affiliations: 

  • Bartow Breakfast Rotary 2004-present
  • Board of Directors, Greater Works Ministries of Winter Haven, Inc. 2003-present
  • Polk County Voter’s League
  • Frederick Douglas Republican Club
  • Chairman of United Way Campaign, 2002 
  • Chartered Member of the Child Advocacy Center Board
  • Board Member, Heart of Florida Community Advisory Board, 2002-2005
  • Member of NAACP
  • Senior Pastor, Greater Works Ministries
  • Polk County Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
  • Treasurer, Lakeland Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
  • Member of the Winter Haven Interfaith Ministerial Alliance
  • Board member, Inneract Alliance
  • Pughsville Historic Committee