Lt. FilipowiczLieutenant Kevin Filipowicz began serving with the Desoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2009.  During his tenure with the Desoto County Sheriff’s he has held the ranks of Deputy, Corporal and Sergeant.  He was appointed to the position of Lieutenant in November of 2019.

Lieutenant Filipowicz has attended many courses and specialty courses involving Supervisor Leadership.  He currently is a Breath Test Operator, a Certified Jail Inspector, a member of the Florida Gang Investigators Association (FGIA) and a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM).

Lieutenant Filipowicz was Born in Buffalo, New York and moved to Florida in 1990.  He began his career in 2003 at Charlotte Correctional Institution.  He is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time traveling with friends and family.

Contact Information:
Lieutenant Kevin Filipowicz
kfilipowicz@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 ext: 2261


 

Lieutenant 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, Lt. Bellflower returned to work as a Detention Deputy with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Bellflower initially started as a Detention Deputy but was reassigned as a transport/classification Deputy. In 2019 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant then at the end of 2020 he was appointed to the rank of Lieutenant.

Lt. 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. Lt. Bellflower is a native DeSoto County resident and graduated from DeSoto County High School in 2001

Contact Information:
Lieutenant Michael Bellflower
mbellflower@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 ext: 2279