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Biography of: Gwinnell Brant, Director 

Office of Professional Compliance 
 

Education:

  • Troy University, 2012 - Master in Public Management
  • Warner Southern College, 2003 - Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management 
  • St. Leo University, 2002 - Associate Arts in Liberal Arts 

Professional Experience: 

Polk County Sheriff’s Office

  • 2013 – Director, Office of Professional Compliance
  • 2005 – Aide to the Sheriff
  • 2003 – Executive Assistant
  • 1997 – Administrative Assistant, Department of Law Enforcement and Department of Administration
  • 1991 to Present – Polk County Sheriff’s Office

     Polk State College

  • 2012 to Present – Polk State College, Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public  Safety – Part-time Instructor

Community / Civic Affiliations:

  • Polk Vision Governmental Task Force, 2013 - Present
  • International Association for Property and Evidence, 2013 - Present
  • Lakeland Rotary, Present
    • Communications Committee, 2014 - Present
    • Fellowship Committee, 2014 - Present
  • Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center
    • Speech-Language Communications Awareness Committee, 2014 - Present
  • Toastmasters International, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Chapter – Member, 2009 -2010
  • American Business Women’s Association, Bartow Chapter - Member, 2007 - 2008

Professional Certifications & Training:

  • Certified Instructor, Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (2012) 
  •  Certified Public Manager Program, Florida State University – Florida Center for Public Management
    • Certified Public Manager (August 2006)
    • Certificate in Supervisory Management (June 2006)