walker
Lieutenant Rhonda Walker began serving with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a Communications Officer in the Communications Division. She was promoted to Communications Supervisor in 1996.

In 2002 she attended the Basic Law Enforcement Academy and in 2003 transferred to the Uniformed Patrol Division until 2005 when she was transferred to the Civil process Division.  She was appointed to Lieutenant in July of 2007 and currently supervises the Civil Process Division, Records and Warrants Division and the Communications Division.

She has obtained formal training in Advanced Enforceable and Non-Enforceable Civil Process and Civil Process Management. She has obtained certifications for DOH 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator, Communications Training Officer, National Emergency Medical Dispatch and Terminal Agency Coordinator.

Contact Information:
Lieutenant Rhonda Walker
rwalker@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 ext: 2233


raya
Lieutenant Jose L Raya started his career with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office on June 01, 2004.  He was assigned as a detective in the Criminal Investigative Division on December 17, 2007.  He was promoted to the rank of detective corporal on January 01, 2013 and then promoted to detective sergeant on September 01, 2013.  He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on June 01, 2016.

Lieutenant Raya is the Investigative Division’s Commander.  He oversees the Criminal Investigative Division, Narcotics Investigative Division, Agricultural Division, Crime Scene/Evidence and the Sheriff’s Office Victims Advocate.

Lieutenant Raya has over 1,700 hours of specialized training.  This training includes Law Enforcement Academy, Homicide and Crime Scene Management, Speed Measurement, Investigative Interview, Basic and Advanced Fingerprint Comparison, Kinesics Interviews, Injury and Death, Internal Affairs Investigations, Advanced Cell Phone Investigations, Basic SWAT School, Crimes against Children, Sex Crimes, Criminal Law, Case Preparation and Court Presentation and over one hundred other specialized classes.

Lieutenant Raya is an Army National Guard Veteran and served one tour in Iraq.  Lieutenant Raya is a member of the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office SWAT (Specialized Weapons and Tactics) team, a member of the Dive Team, and a graduate of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations) National Academy Session 269 which is a ten week training program geared towards leadership and health training through the FBI.

Contact Information:
Lieutenant Jose Raya
jraya@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 ext: 2248