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Captain Sam Taylor

Captain Sam Taylor was hired in February 1989 and was promoted to Sergeant in 1997.  He has been a Sergeant supervising officers in the Uniform Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Division. He was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2002 and has served as a Lieutenant in the Uniform Patrol Division, Communications and the Criminal Investigations Division.

Captain Taylor graduated from Polk Community College in 1981 with an A.A. degree, and the University of South Florida in December 1993 with a B. A. in Criminal Justice. He received his Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in National Security issues from Troy State University in December of 2002. Captain Taylor completed the Certified Public Manager course and received the CPM designation from Florida State University in 2009. He is a 2011 graduate of the Southern Police Institute (SPI) at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. He has been married to his wife Dee Dee for over 34 years and lives in Lakeland.

Captain Taylor serves as the Commanding Officer of the Special Services Bureau, Special Operations Division.