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Biography of: Sergeant Lyle Tripp 



  • 2010 - Master of Public Administration – Barry University
  • Certified Public Manager – Florida State University (currently enrolled)
  • 2007 - Bachelor of Science, Public Administration – Barry University
  • 2000 - Associate of Science, Criminal Justice – Polk Community College
  • Frostproof High School graduate

Professional Experience    

Polk County Sheriff's Office           

  • Sergeant, Southeast District Command, Frostproof Station
  • Detective, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Special Victims Unit
  • Master Deputy Sheriff, Patrol, School Resource Unit, General Crimes Unit
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Training Coordinator - Kathleen High School

Winter Haven Police Department      

  • Community Oriented Policing Officer
  • Police Officer, Patrol Division
  • Detective, Narcotics

DynCorp - UN Police Officer - East Timor

  • Station Commander, Trainer

Polk State College - Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety           

  • Part-Time Adjunct Professor 

Professional Certifications, Memberships, and Affiliations 

  • Detective Training Instructor
  • Certified Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Street Training Instructor


Community and Civic Affiliations 

  • Member, Bartow First Assembly of God
  • Member, Police Unity Tour: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Participant in MS150 (Multiple Sclerosis) charity ride: 2009 - 2016
  • Committee Member, Bike MS Citrus Tour
  • Participant in Tour de Cure (American Diabetes Association) charity ride: 2009 - 2016