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Biography of: Sergeant Laura Rhodes 

Mulberry 
 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts - University of South Florida
  • Associate of Arts - Brookdale Community College (NJ)

Professional Experience:

  • November 2014 - present Sergeant
  • April 2013 - November 2014 Detective, Missing Persons Unit
  • November 2012 - April 2013 Detective, Intelligence Unit
  • February 2008 - November 2012 Detective, Special Victims Unit/Missing Persons Unit/Drug Referral Unit
  • April 2004 - February 2008 Deputy Sheriff
  • October 2001 - January 2004 Detention Deputy/Drill Instructor
  • June 1996 - October2001 Owner, Charlie's Family Restaurant, Lakeland

 




Community/Civic Affiliations:

  • American Heart Association - Team Captain 2012
  • United Way Haunted Jail Tour - 2011


Awards & Recognition:

  • Field Training Officer, 2012
  • Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist, 2010
  • Pace Center for Girls Achievement Award, 2007
  • Bradley Community Nehemiah Award, 2005
  • Sheriff’s Commendations
  • Division/Bureau Commendations