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Biography of: Gwinnell Brant, Director 

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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 - 1991 to Present
    • 2005 to 2013 – Aide to the Sheriff
    • 2003 to 2005 – Executive Assistant
    • 1997-2003 – Administrative Assistant
      • Department of Law Enforcement
      • Department of Administration
    • 1996 to 1997 – Victim / Witness Advocate
    • 1993 to 1996 – Secretary
    • 1992 to 1993 – Sheriff’s Service Officer
    • 1991 to 1992 – Part-time File Clerk
  • Polk State College – 2012 to Present – Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety – Part-time Instructor

Professional Certifications, Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Polk Vision Governmental Task Force, 2013 - Present
  • International Association for Property and Evidence, 2013 - Present
  • Lakeland Rotary, Present
  • Toastmasters International, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Chapter – Member, 2009 -2010
  • American Business Women’s Association, Bartow Chapter - Member, 2007 - 2008


Leadership 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)