Deputy Mike Wallace
Deputy Michael “Mike” Wallace is a certified Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner assigned to the Community and Media Relations Unit for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. The Community and Media Relations Unit disseminates public safety information, as well as plans and promotes LCSO’s outreach initiatives, creating and maintaining community partnerships.
Deputy Wallace is proud to be employed with Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Wallace began his law enforcement career in the United States Air Force as a Security Policeman in 1987. Deputy Wallace is a decorated combat veteran serving in the Panamanian Conflict and Desert Shield / Storm. After being honorably discharged Deputy Wallace returned to Florida and operated his families trucking business. After 13 years in the private sector, Deputy Wallace returned to public safety as the Contract Manager at the Gadsden Correctional Facility in which he was responsible for the operational control of 1520 inmates and over 300 staff.
Deputy Wallace has been employed with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office since 2015. During his time with LCSO, he has worked in various units to include: Uniform Patrol, Youth services and Community Relations. Prior to LCSO Deputy Wallace was a Sergeant at Quincy Police Department in Quincy, Florida. While at QPD Deputy Wallace was a Field Training Officer (FTO), Criminal Investigator, uniform patrol supervisor and agency trainer. Additionally, Deputy Wallace is an adjunct instructor at the Florida Public Safety Institute.
Deputy Wallace is a high liability instructor. Deputy Wallace has spent many hours instructing law enforcement officers and academy recruits to properly defend themselves, and others, through the proper operation of semi-automatic pistols and patrol rifles. Deputy Wallace is a member of LCSO’s Logistics Team which is tasked with the operation of the agencies tactical command center.
Deputy Wallace has received his State of Florida designation as a CEPTED for Schools practitioner, in addition to being certified by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University as a CRASE instructor.
Deputy Wallace attended the Community College of the Air Force and Tallahassee Community College. Deputy Wallace is seeking to obtain his Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from St. Leo University.
Professionally Deputy Wallace is most proud of his work with Big Bend Pop Warner – Youth Football Cheer and Dance, Special Olympics and being name LCSO’s Deputy of the Year in 2016.