Following a distinguished 33-year career in law enforcement with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Rick retired in 2016 as Captain of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
Rick graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Organizational Management from Warner University in 2005 and earned his MBA at Florida Southern College in 2008. He is a Florida Certified Public Manager (CPM), a graduate of Leadership Bartow XIV, and a member of the Tigertown Rotary Club. Rick also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lakeland Police Foundation.