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Biography of: William A. Slaybaugh, Jr 

Support Division Major 


  • 2002- Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Fl- Associate of Arts
  • 2004- Warner Southern College, Lake Wales, Fl- Bachelor of Arts Organizational Mgmt.
  • 2007- Troy University, Troy, AL, Master’s Degree in Public Administration


Professional Experience:

  • 1987 -  Employed by Polk County Sheriff’s Office as a detention deputy
  • 1990 - Promoted to Corporal
  • 1991 - Promoted to Sergeant
  • 1996 - Promoted to Lieutenant
  • 2005 - Promoted to Captain
  • 2006 - Promoted to Major, Commander, Support 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:

  • 1992 - Present:   Dual-certification, Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE
  • 1998 - Present:   Certified Florida Jail Inspector
  • 2000 - Graduate: FDLE Senior Leadership Program
  • 2006 - Present:   Certified Public Manager, Florida State University
  • 2007 – Present:  Certified Jail Manager, Jail Manager Certification Commission
  • 2009 - Graduate: Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) from PERF
  • 2012 - Graduate: Executive Excellence Program, National Institute of Corrections

 Community/Civic Affiliations:

  • Salvation Army, East Polk County Advisory Board
  • Member, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute
  • Member, Florida Sheriff’s Association
  • Member, Omnicron Honor Society
  • Member, Phi Alpha Alpha, Honor Society
  • Past President, County Jail Inspection Team
  • Member, Florida Model Jail Standards Compliance Committee