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Community Services Unit Supervisor - Cynthia Sharp

Ms. Sharp was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Florida in April 1996. She is married with 6 children and 16 grandchildren. She joined the Lakeland Police Department Community Services Unit it October of 1996 as a part time Neighborhood Watch Coordinator and became a full time Crime Prevention Practitioner in December of 1996. She holds a certification as a Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner. She also holds designations in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Advanced Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Elderly Services, Child Passenger Occupant Protection Specialist, and Bicycle/Pedestrian Specialist.

Ms. Sharp was selected as the Lakeland Police Department 2009 Civilian of The Year. She has served as President for the Polk County Community Traffic Safety Team in the years 2002 – 2004. Ms. Sharp served as Vice President of the Suncoast Crime Prevention Association in the years 2010 – 2012. In 2013, she was elected as President of the Suncoast Crime Prevention Association, a position she currently holds. Ms. Sharp has had the honor of being a guest presenter for the Florida Neighborhood Conference and the Southern States Crime Prevention Conference. She has also served on numerous boards throughout her career at the Lakeland Police Department.

Contact number: 863-834-6912
E-mail address: cynthia.sharp@lakelandgov.net