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Special Operations Division
Lieutenant Michael Taylor is our Special Operations Unit Commander. Lieutenant Taylor has had a diverse, twenty one year career in law enforcement. He has served in SEU/Bike Patrol, SWAT, Narcotics, CID, as the Uniformed Patrol Commander, and is currently serving as the Commander over the Special Operations Division.
Lieutenant Taylor earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Thomas University, Professional Management Program Certification through Columbus State University, and Certification in Leadership in Police Organizations certification through the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Lieutenant Taylor recently attended the FBI National Academy class #277 in Quantico, Virginia. Lieutenant Taylor is a US Marine Corps veteran who served in both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
The Special Operations Unit was formed in 2012 to combine all specialized units within the department. The mission of the Special Operations Unit is to support Uniform Patrol and the Criminal Investigations Unit. The Unit is comprised of the following divisions: K-9, Parks Patrol Officers, and Narcotics Investigations. All law enforcement officers in our Special Operations Unit receive specific training for their areas of expertise in order to better serve our community.