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Biography of: Paul Baggett 

Business Services Division 
 

Education:

• Troy State University, Troy, Alabama - Master of Science in Human Resource Management, graduated June 2004
• Troy State University, Troy, Alabama - Master of Public Administration, graduated January 2000
• Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, Florida- Bachelor of Arts, Criminology, graduated January 1991
• Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida - Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts, graduated May 1989
• Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida - Associate in Science, Criminal Justice, graduated December 1983


  Professional Experience:

 

·    2016 – Present - Polk County Sheriff’s Office

·    2016 – Director, Business Services Division

 

·    1980 – 2016 - Polk County Sheriff’s Office

·    2005 – Promoted to Major - Serving as the East Division Commander

·    2003 – Promoted to Captain - Served as Bureau Commander and District Commander

·    1995 – Promoted to Lieutenant - Served in Patrol, Investigations Section, Accreditation Manager, Training Section

·    1989 – Promoted to Sergeant - Served in Patrol and Investigations

·    1980 – Deputy Patrol and Detective Property Crimes

 

Adjunct Instructor:

  • 1993 - Present-Polk State College, Winter Haven, FL, Instructing in the Criminal Justice Academy

Assessor Team Leader:

  • 2000 – Present - Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., Fairfax, Virginia

 Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Graduate of Florida State University Certified Public Manager Program
  • Designated Florida Certified Public Manager - 2004

Leadership Training:

  • Graduate of the Southern Police Institute, 101st Administrative Officers Course - University of Louisville, Kentucky – 1999
  • Graduate of the Executive Fellows Program - University of South Florida, Tampa – 2000
  • Graduate of the Florida Executive Development Seminar - 2007
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy, 235th Session - 2008
  • Graduate of Senior Management Institute for Police, Session 42, PERF, Boston, MA - 2009
  • Graduate of Leadership in Police Organizations Program, International Association of Chiefs of Police – 2013

Community/Civic Affiliations: 

  • Polk County Police Chiefs Association, Past Secretary/Treasurer (Lifetime Member)
  • Florida Sheriff’s Association (1998 – present)
  • Downtown Kiwanis Club of Lakeland (1999 – present)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (2000 – present)
  • Board of Directors, Peace River Center, Secretary (2002 – present)
  • Florida Police Chiefs Association (2005 – present)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (2009 – present)
  • Board of Directors, Imperial Polk Credit of Union, Vice Chairman (2002 - 2007)
  • National Sheriff’s Association (2008 – 2016)
  • FDLE CJSTC Region VIII Training Council, Chair (2009 – 2016)