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Biography of: Major Jeffrey K. Henry 

Security Division Commander 

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.


  • Master of Science Adult Education, University of South Florida, Tampa (2009)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa (2000)
  • Associate of Arts, Polk State College (1994)
  • Graduate of Bartow Senior High School

 Professional Experience:

  • 1991 - Employed as Detention Deputy  
  • 1994 - Drill Instructor/Senior Drill Instructor Polk County JV Boot Camp
  • 2000 - Promoted to Detention Sergeant
  • 2009 - Promoted to Detention Lieutenant
  • 2013 - Promoted to Captain, South County Jail Bureau Commander
  • 2016 - Promoted to Major, Security Division Commander

  Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations:

  • 1996 Dual Certification Law Enforcement/Corrections FDLE
  • American Heart Association CPR Instructor
  • Certified Public Manager, Florida State University (2004)
  • Firearms Instructor FDLE
  • Certified Jail Manager, American Jail Association
  • Certified Jail Inspector, Florida Sheriff's Association
  • Graduate FDLE Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, Senior Leadership Program Class 16
  • 2016 Leadership Bartow, Class 16

Community/Civic Affiliations:

  • Member Frostproof Rotary
  • 2013 United Way Committee (Chairperson)