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Biography of: Chief Bryant S. Grant 

Department of Detention 
 

EDUCATION:

 

·         1978 – Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida - Associates of Arts Degree

·         1979 – Fredonia State College, Fredonia, New York - Business Administration

·         1981 – Armstrong State College, Savannah, Georgia – BS Degree in Criminal Justice

·         2009 – Troy University, Troy, Alabama - Master of Science in Criminal Justice

 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

·               1982 – Detention Deputy, Polk County Sheriff’s Office

·               1988 – Promoted to Corporal

·               1988 – Promoted to Sergeant

·               1993 – Promoted to Lieutenant

·               2006    (September) – Promoted to Captain

·               2006    (December) –  Promoted to Major, Commander, Security Division

·               2010 – Promoted to Chief Commander, Department of Detention  

Responsible for the operation of the Department of Detention that includes the operation of two detention facilities, the Central Booking facility, county and statewide inmate transportation, courtroom security, Court Process, and several Polk County inmate work programs outside the facilities.  The Department of Detention incorporates approximately 516 employees, approximately 2,200 inmates, and a $47.5 million budget~

 


   PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

·       1992 – Dual Certification, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)

 

·       1998 – Certified Florida Jail Inspector, County Jail Inspection Team (CJI) 

  

·        2006 – Certified Public Manager (CPM) Florida State University 

 

·        2007 – Certified Jail Manager (CJM) Jail Manager Certification Commission

 

·        2010 – Graduate, Executive Excellence Program, National Institute of Corrections  

 

·        2011 – Graduate, Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) from PERF

 


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

·       2010 – Present:  Public Safety Coordinating Council Member

·       2010 – Present:  Polk Community College Training Advisory Committee Member

·       2010 – Present:  Anti-Drug Abuse Council Member

·       2010 – Present:  Polk County Police Chiefs’ Association Member

·       2011 – Present:  American Jail Association Member

 

 


 

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

·     2006 – Member Kiwanis (North Lakeland)                                                     

·     Member of Faith World Church