Commissioner David A. Wyant, Secretary began his law-enforcement career in 1994 as a patrol officer with the Bartow Police Department. In 1996, he was promoted to serve as a Detective in the Special Investigations Unit where he investigated narcotic, vice and other high profile crimes. For his efforts in this role, Commissioner Wyant was selected as the Bartow Chamber of Commerce Police Officer of the Year in 1997. After briefly serving in the community-focused policing squad bike patrol unit, Wyant returned to the role of Detective in 2002 where he was responsible for investigating economic, person and property crimes as well as homicides. In 2006, Commissioner Wyant was promoted to serve as the Department’s Sergeant of Detectives and was appointed as the Deputy Chief in 2014 subsequently earning numerous commendations and the Polk County Police Chiefs Association Officer of the Year Award. Commissioner Wyant received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University in Tampa and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. He was appointed by Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on May 10, 2016 to serve a six-year term extending until June 30, 2022. His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
David A. Wyant, Secretary, (850) 487-1978 / FAX (850) 414-6902