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Biography of: Vance Monroe 

East Division 


  • Warner University, Lake Wales, Florida - Master of Business Administration, graduated 2002
  • Warner University, Lake Wales, Florida – Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management, graduated 2000
  • Community College of the Air Force – Associate of Science in Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology

Professional Experience:

  • 1986 – 1995 – United States Air Force (USAF)
  • 1996 – Present - Polk County Sheriff’s Office
  • 2001 – Promoted to Sergeant - Served in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Special Investigations.
  • 2005 – Promoted to Lieutenant - Served in Patrol, Echo Platoon, and Bureau of Criminal Investigations Section.
  • 2013 – Promoted to Captain - Served as Bureau of Special Investigations Commander and Central District Commander
  • 2017 – Promoted to Major - Serving as the East Division Commander

Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Graduate of Florida State University Certified Public Manager Program
  • Designated Florida Certified Public Manager - 2004 

Leadership Training:

  • Graduate of the Southern Police Institute, 125th Administrative Officers Course - University of Louisville, Kentucky – 2011
  • Graduate of the Executive Futures Studies Charter Class – Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute   
  • Graduate of the Executive Leadership Seminar – Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute
  • Non-Commission Officer Leadership Academy, United States Air Force


Community/Civic Affiliations:

  • Citrus Center Kiwanis 
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Lakeland NAACP  
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement  Executives (N.O.B.L.E.)  
  • Polk County Board of County Commissioners Community Relations Advisory Council (C.R.A.C.)
  • Board of Directors Tri-County Human Services, Inc.
  • Florida Sheriff’s Association State Emergency Operations Center ESF 16 Representative
  • Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Olympics Representative
  • Leadership Bartow Class XV
  • American Legion