Rick Taylor is a law enforcement professional who’s committed the last 27 years to serving his community. He is currently an Assistant Chief of Police for the Lakeland Police Department in Lakeland Florida and oversees Patrol Operations. He has worked in every division of his agency, at all levels, before attaining his current rank. He spent much of his career on SWAT while teaching multiple high- liability topics for his agency, the local police academy and throughout the Southeast United States.

Rick is a FBI National Academy graduate (class 261), Senior Management Institute for Police – PERF graduate and holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from Troy University. He is also an active member of the Florida Police Chief’s Association while serving on their Training and Standards Board.

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