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Meet the New Officers

Seth Balser

Seth was born in Tampa, Florida and raised in Lakeland. In 2008, he graduated from George Jenkins High School. Seth attended Polk State College and the University of South Florida, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Seth attended the Law Enforcement Academy at Polk State College and is beginning his law enforcement career with the Lakeland Police Department.


Kristopher Conner

Kristopher was born and raised in Lakeland. In 2011, he graduated from the University of South Florida where he majored in Criminology and Political Science. Kristopher is beginning his law enforcement career with the Lakeland Police Department.


Bradley Dollison

Bradley was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. When he was 6 years old, his family relocated to Winter Haven. Bradley attended the University of South Florida where he majored in Criminology. He graduated from the Polk State College Law Enforcement Academy and is beginning his law enforcement career with Lakeland Police Department.


Mike Fuller

Mike was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and graduated from Decatur Central High School in 1998. In 2000, he joined the Indiana Army National Guard as a Military Police officer. He began his career in law enforcement as a sworn officer in Indiana in December 2000. Mike is now joining the Lakeland Police Department.


Valerie Grey

Valerie was born and raised in Rhode Island and relocated to Florida 3 years ago. She is currently attending the University of Phoenix pursuing an Associate in Science in Criminal Justice. In November 2013 Valerie graduated from the TECO Law Enforcement Academy and is beginning her law enforcement career with the Lakeland Police Department.


Misty Nappier

Misty was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She attended the University of South Florida where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology. In 2012, Misty completed the Polk State College Law Enforcement Academy and is beginning her law enforcement career with the Lakeland Police Department.


Ronald “Ronnie” Powell

Ronnie was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. He attended the Law Enforcement Academy at Polk State College in 2008 and went on to be a deputy. After 4 years as a deputy, Ronnie is joining the Lakeland Police Department.


Laura Robertson

Laura was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her family relocated to Bartow when she was 3 years old. In 1999, Laura completed the Law Enforcement Academy at Polk State College and worked as a deputy sheriff for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office until 2013 when she joined the Lakeland Police Department.


Jonathan Stephens

Jonathan was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. He was a member of the Lakeland Police Department Explorers Post for 6 years before attending the Law Enforcement Academy at Polk State College in 2013. Jonathan currently holds an Associate Degree from Polk State College and is happy to be beginning his career at the Lakeland Police Department.


Keri Suggs

Keri was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. She began working for the Lakeland Police Department in 2006 as a Public Safety Aide. In 2013, Keri attended the Law Enforcement Academy at Polk State College and is excited to begin her new career at LPD as a police officer.