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Biography of: Major Kimberley L. Marcum 

Support Division Commander 

Responsible for the operation of the Department of Detention's Support Division which includes the Intake and Records Bureau located within the Central Booking facility in Bartow, FL, and the Court and Support Services Bureau which is responsible for all Courthouse Security in Polk County, Court Process service, Inmate Programming, and the Food Service Section for both jail facilities. The Support Division incorporates 217 employees.


  • Master of Science Criminal Justice, Troy University, Alabama (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science Business Management, Western Governor's University, Utah (2008)
  • Associate of Science Criminal Justice, Polk State College, Winter Haven (2002)
  • Graduate of South Dade Senior High School, Homestead, FL (1991)

Professional Experience:

  • 1995 – Employed by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office as a certified Detention Deputy
  • 1998 – Detention Deputy Inspector, Professional Standards Unit
  • 2003 – Promoted to Detention Sergeant
  • 2006 – Promoted to Detention Lieutenant
  • 2010 – Promoted to Captain
  • 2015 – Promoted to Major, Commander, Security Division (Support Division 2016)

Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Certified Jail Manager
  • Graduate- Florida Department of Law Enforcement Senior Leadership Program, Session 14
  • Certified Public Manager
  • Certified Jail Inspector Florida Sheriff’s Association
  • Member American Jail Association
  • Florida Society of Certified Public Managers
  • Florida Sheriff's Association County Jail Inspection Team
  • Graduate Police Executive Research Forum- Senior Management Institute for Police


Community/Civic Affiliations

  • Bartow Kiwanis Club

  • Past Board Member/Secretary- Current Vice President- Bartow Kiwanis

  • Circuit 10 Juvenile Justice Board (2011-2015)