Captain Andrew Proudfit began serving with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office in 2003. From 2005 to 2012 he served as a detective in the Narcotics Unit. He was promoted to Corporal in 2013 and just one year later to Sergeant. He was appointed to Lieutenant in January 2017 and two months later was appointed to the Captain of Uniformed Patrol Bureau.
During his 15 years of service with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Proudfit has logged over 1561 training hours. He has obtained formal training in Advanced Leadership and is a General Instructor, as well as, a Firearms Instructor. Other training includes: Critical Incident Leadership, Active Shooter, Line Supervision, FDLE F.F.S. 943, Title 19 Cross Designation Training, and Clandestine Lab Investigations.
In 2015, Captain Proudfit graduated from the National FBI Academy, hosted in Quantico, VA. More recently, he has attended advanced training for Managing Patrol Field Training Programs (FTO) and Risk Management Training.
For 10 years Captain Proudfit has served as a member and Commander of the SWAT Team and in 2017 became a certified Dive Team Member.
Captain Andrew Proudfit
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 ext: 2242