Staci “Taylor” Browning Jones started her career with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office as a telecommunicator in May of 2010. In 2016, she was promoted to Shift Supervisor, in 2017 she transferred to records and warrants, in 2018 she transferred to finance, in 2019 she transferred to 911 Coordinator/Communications manager, and finally in 2020 she became the 911 Coordinator of DeSoto County. 

Taylor is responsible for ensuring that the county’s 911 System meets or exceeds the technical and operational standards of the State of Florida 911 plan. This includes fiscal, technical, operational and strategic planning issues of computer-aided dispatch (CAD), Master Street Address Guide (MSAG), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Map addressing problem resolution. She is the addressing authority for the county as she assigns and manages addresses to provide accuracy of the 911 database.

Taylor was born and raised in DeSoto County and a graduate of DeSoto County High School, Class of 2009.
Browning 2Rebecca Browning began her career with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2014. Rebecca started as a 911 Telecommunicator and was promoted to Shift Supervisor in 2018. In 2020, Rebecca was then promoted to 911 Communications Manager. Rebecca has attended an array of training courses to include the 911 Academy, Supervisor Training and Report Writing.

Rebecca was born and raised in DeSoto County and graduated from DeSoto County High School. Rebecca is a second generation employee with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office. Also she is a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Arcadia.

Barney 1Kadie Barney began her career with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in November of 2013 as a 911 Telecommunicator. Kadie became a certified Telecommunications Emergency Operator in 2014 after completing 248 hours in the Public Safety Telecommunicator Academy. In April of 2017, she was promoted to Shift Supervisor. Kadie has attended multiple Certified Training Officer (CTO) courses as well as Field Training Officer (FTO) programs. She has taken several other courses throughout her career to include FEMA, Diabetic Emergency & Officer Response, Emergency Medical Dispatch and more.

Kadie was born and raised in DeSoto County where she raises her son and enjoys spending time in the gym.

DurranceMakalee Barney started her career with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 as a 911 Telecommunicator. Makalee completed 248 hours of the Public Safety Telecommunicator Academy thus becoming a certified Telecommunications Emergency Operator in 2017. In 2020, Makalee was promoted to the position of Shift Supervisor. During her time with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, she has completed an array of training to include Emergency Medical Dispatching, Criminal Justice Officer Ethics, Diabetic Emergency & Officer Response and CPR.

Makalee was born and raised in DeSoto County where still resides with her family.

Grubbs 1Yolanda Grubbs started her career with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 as a Telecommunications Operator. In 2020, she was promoted to Shift Supervisor, where she took on the responsibility of supervising telecommunicators.

In 2016, she completed the 911 Dispatch Academy which took 11 months, totaling 240 hours of accredited training.

Yolanda was born and raised in DeSoto County where she remains for her family and growth to be successful.

Flores 2Kara Flores started her career with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2017 as a 911 Telecommunicator Operator. She was promoted to Shift Supervisor in 2020.

Kara has completed the 911 Public Safety Telecommunications training in 2018. This training is over 240 hours and required for Telecommunicators. In 2018, she passed the state exam to become a certified 911 Telecommunicator. Kara also was honored with Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2020. She continues to learn and strives to find more productive and efficient methods to complete her tasks.

Kara is a DeSoto County native through many generations. She graduated from DeSoto County High School and married her High School sweet heart.