January 31, 2002
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Shanley, (863) 534-6631 or
Relations Manager Joins PCSO Human Resources Division
Thomas B. Cook has joined the Polk County Sheriff's Office Human
Resources Division as Employee Relations Manager, Polk County Sheriff
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr., announced today.
Cook's duties include coordinating the agency's civil service system,
assisting agency managers and supervisors with disciplinary actions,
investigating employee complaints, overseeing the pay and classification
system and other related duties.
"We are fortunate to have the benefit of Cook's experience and expertise
to enhance our human resources programs," said Sheriff Crow. "His
knowledge is a valuable asset to our effort to continually improve the
agency's human resources activities for the agency's employees and thereby
for Polk County's citizens."
Cook served 23 years with Scotty's Corporation. He began his Scotty's
career as a store manager, advanced to Vice President/Regional Manager,
and then to Human Resources Director.
He also served as Vice President of Resources and Facilities for Early
Childhood Resources in Lakeland prior to joining the Sheriff's Office.
A U.S. Army veteran, Cook earned his B.S. degree in Business Management
from Oklahoma Christian College and is a member of the National Society
for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He and his wife, Lorna, reside in