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Biography of: Louis Giampavolo 

Criminal Investigations Division 
 

Education: 

  • AS Degree, Polk Community College (2002)

  • BA Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University (2007)

  • MS Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University (2009)

  • Certified Public Manager, Florida State University (2006)

  • Graduate of the Southern Police Institute, Administrative Officers Course (2012)


Professional Experience:

Polk County Sheriff’s Office 1998-present

·         Patrol 1998 -1999

·         General Crimes Detective 1999 -2000

·         Homicide Detective 2000 -2005

·         Patrol Sergeant 2005 -2006

·         Homicide Sergeant 2006 -2009

·         Patrol and Echo Platoon Lieutenant 2009 -2012

·         Special Victims Section Lieutenant 2012 -2013

·         Captain, Southeast District Commander 2013

·         Captain, Bureau of Special Investigations 2013 -2015

·         Major, Criminal Investigations Division -currently

Adjunct Instructor - Southeastern University - Criminal Justice 2010 - currently 

United States Navy, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF) 1990-1997

·         Basic Hospital Corpsman School

·         Field Medical Service School

·         Emergency Medical Technician

·         Served as an Infantry Corpsman with the U.S. Marine Corps


Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations: 



Community/Civic Affiliations: 

  • Member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 10169 Lakeland, FL
  • Member of Lake Wales Kiwanis
  • Past Member of the American Legion