Mr. Rick Francis has over 25 years of combined military and law enforcement experience. He began his law enforcement career with Florida Fish and Wildlife as a marine patrol officer in 2003 prior to joining the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in 2007. Mr. Francis holds the Rank of Captain at the Sheriff’s Office, where he was in charge of the School Safety Division. Prior to his law enforcement career, he served in the United States Navy as a combat medic for four years then served in the United States Army Reserve for two years as a flight medic. Mr. Francis also teaches as an adjunct professor of Homeland Security at Mercy College. He attended the Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Course in 2014 and sits on the School Health Advisory Board, Youth Commission, Positive Behavior Pathways Committee, and the Domestic Security Task Force. Mr. Francis holds a B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration.