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Security Division 

Responsible for the operation of the Department of Detention's Security Division which includes the Central County Jail in Bartow, FL and the South County Jail in Frostproof, FL. The Security Division incorporates 305 employees.


  • 2010-         Troy State University, Master of Science, Criminal Justice 
  • 2008-         Western Governor's University, Bachelor of Science, Business Management
  • 2003-         Polk Community College, Associate of Science degree, Criminal Justice
  • 1991-         Graduate of South Dade Senior High, Homestead

 Professional Experience:

  • 1995 – Employed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office as a certified Detention Deputy
  • 1998 – Inspector, Professional Standards Unit
  • 2000 – Promoted to Detention Sergeant
  • 2006 – Promoted to Detention Lieutenant
  • 2011 – Promoted to Detention Captain
  • 2015 – Promoted to Detention Major, Commander, Security Division

  Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Graduate- Police Executive Research Forum: Senior Management Institute for Police- Session 64
  • Graduate- Florida Department of Law Enforcement Senior Leadership Program, Session 14
  • Certified Public Manager- Florida State University 
  • Certified Jail Manager- American Jail Association
  • Certified Jail Inspector Florida Sheriff’s Association
  • Florida Society of Certified Public Managers
  • County Jail Inspection Team
  • Adjunct Instructor- Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety, Polk State College
  • Polk State College- Adjunct Professor Criminal Justice Studies

Community/Civic Affiliations:

  • Member of Kiwanis Bartow Chapter
  • Board of Directors Member Bartow Kiwanis 2013-2015
  • Bartow Kiwanis- Secretary 2015-2016
  • Circuit 10 Juvenile Justice Advisory Board- 2011-2015