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 Terrica Pimentel began her career at the DeSoto County Sheriff’s office from 2000 to 2011 as a Correctional Deputy. Sgt. Pimentel returned to DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 and was promoted to the rank of corporal in 2016 and sergeant in 2017.
Sgt. Pimentel has attended Supervisor Millennials First Line Supervisor and Middle Management courses to become a better leader.
Sgt. Pimentel was born and raised in DeSoto County and graduated at DeSoto High School in 1996.
Sergeant Michael Bellflower started his career with the Florida Department of Corrections in 2009 as a correctional officer. He joined the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2011 as a Detention Deputy. In 2013, he left the agency to pursue college and another profession. In 2019, Sgt. Bellflower returned to work as a Detention Deputy with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Bellflower initially started as a Detention Deputy but was reassigned as a transport/classification Deputy. At the end of 2019, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Sgt. Bellflower has over six (6) years of Corrections experience by working with state and county agencies. Currently he has approximately 1000 hours of corrections training and over 60 college credits. He holds an Associate of the Arts degree from South Florida State College. Sgt. Bellflower is a native DeSoto County resident and graduated from DeSoto County High School in 2001.