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Biography of: Michael L. Allen 

Support Division Major 
 

Responsible for the operation of the Department of Detention Support Division that includes the Inmate Intake, Inmate Records, Inmate Programs, Court Process, Food Service Section, and Court Security. The Support Division incorporates 217 employees.

Education:  

  • 2002-         Troy State University, Master of Public Administration, Summa Cum Laude
  • 1992/93-    University of Florida- Enrolled Doctoral Program in Psychology
  • 1992-         University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1992-         Polk Community College, Associate of Arts degree, Psychology
  • 1986-         Graduate of Bartow Senior High School.

 


 Professional Experience:

  • 1994 – Employed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office as a certified Detention Deputy
  • 1998 – Detention Deputy Inspector, Professional Standards Unit
  • 1999 – Promoted to Detention Sergeant
  • 2002 – Promoted to Detention Lieutenant
  • 2006 – Promoted to Detention Captain
  • 2010 – Promoted to Detention Major, Commander, Security Division

Responsible for the operation of the Department of Detention Support Division that includes the Inmate Intake, Inmate Records, Inmate Programs, Court Process, Food Service Section, and Court Security. The Support Division incorporates  217 employees.


  Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Certified Jail Manager
  • Graduate- Florida Department of Law Enforcement Senior Leadership Program, Session 10
  • Certified Public Manager
  • Certified Jail Inspector Florida Sheriff’s Association
  • Member American Jail Association
  • Florida Society of Certified Public Managers
  • County Jail Inspection Team



 Community/Civic Affiliations:

  • Bartow Kiwanis
  • Past President/Board Member- Bartow Kiwanis