Sergeant Cheri Caudill began her career with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2007. Sgt. Caudill was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2014 and to the rank of Sergeant in 2016.
Sgt. Caudill has received multiple training opportunities in the Corrections profession to include leadership training. Sgt. Caudill is also a Florida Model Jail Standards Inspector.
Sgt. Caudill has prior experience in Corrections from the Department of Corrections, where she worked from 2002 to 2007. Sgt. Caudill has been a DeSoto County resident since relocating here in 1984 and graduated from the DeSoto County High School. She also served in the United States Army as a combat signaler.
Sergeant LaVerne Dittman began serving with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2011. From 2011 to 2014 she served as a Detention Deputy in the Detention Bureau. She was promoted to Corporal in 2014 and in 2017 promoted to the rank of Sergeant for the Detention Bureau.
Sgt. Dittman has logged over 650 training hours in the Corrections Field. She has obtained training in the areas of Instructor Certification, Leadership, Crisis Intervention, CMS Field Training and is a Breath Test Operator.
Sgt. Dittman started her career in corrections in 2007 at the Charlotte County Correctional Institute.
Sergeant Jason Vega began serving with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2018. From 2018 to 2020 he served as a Detention Deputy in the Detention Bureau. He was promoted to Deputy First Class in March and just 6 months later to the rank of Sergeant.
Sergeant Vega has logged over 900+ training hours in the Corrections Field. He has obtained training in General Instructor Techniques, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor and First Aid Instructor among other training in the Corrections Field.
Sergeant Vega moved to Florida in 2007. Sergeant Vega worked for the Department of Corrections for 10 and a half years prior to serving at DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office.