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Eric Flowers, Sheriff
Thomas Raulen – Undersheriff
Undersheriff Raulen is the second in command and serves as the Chief Deputy for the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. He provides direct managerial and administrative oversite for all areas of the agency’s Department of Law Enforcement and Investigations, Department of Corrections, Judicial Services, and Community Affairs, as well as for the Division of Support Services.
He began his public safety career as a firefighter/EMT in Brevard County in 1984 and later served the citizens of Florida as a probation officer for the Department of Corrections. He joined the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 and his assignments have included being a field training deputy, detective, detective sergeant, public information officer, and administrative lieutenant. Prior to being named undersheriff, he headed the agency’s Homeland Security Section and was a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force. His previous experience also includes working with juveniles in an inpatient mental health and addiction treatment center as well as serving on a multi-disciplinary team in an adult psychiatric hospital.
Undersheriff Raulen is a twice graduate of the University of Central Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in criminal justice. He also holds a graduate certificate in Police Leadership from UCF and completed the Southern Police Institute’s 91st Session of the Command Officers Development Course.
He is an adjunct instructor at Indian River State College where he teaches criminal investigations and media relations in the basic recruit police academy and well as various criminal justice classes in the associate and bachelors programs. Undersheriff Raulen serves on the advisory boards of the Salvation Army of Indian River County and the Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County.
Kent Campbell – Deputy Chief
Deputy Chief Kent Campbell oversees the Department of Corrections and Judicial Services Division. He is responsible for supervising the county jail, courthouse, Civil Unit, Emergency Response Team, Transport Unit, Classification, Maintenance Department, Medical Services, Canine Unit, Legal Process and the Pre-Trial Release Program.
Deputy Chief Campbell is a 36-year law enforcement veteran. He began his fulltime career with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in 1987 as a deputy sheriff. He has served in a number of leadership capacities prior to his current role as Deputy Chief, including K9, Crime Prevention, Public Relations, Narcotics, Criminal Investigations, SWAT, Captain of Law Enforcement Operations, and Captain of Corrections Operations. During Deputy Chief Campbell’s time with the Crime Prevention Unit, he was able to secure a $12 million dollar grant to improve Public Housing to include impact glass and air conditioning which gave children in impoverished neighborhoods a better home environment.
Deputy Chief Campbell joined the United States Marine Corps in 1983 where he was assigned to the 6th MAB Rapid Deployment Force spending two of his four years overseas. During his four (4) year enlistment he successfully completed Non-Commissioned Officer’s School, Forward Controller and was certified by the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller.
Deputy Chief Campbell grew up in Indian River County and graduated from Vero Beach High School. He attended Indian River State College, University of Florida, IPTM and Nova University. He has been involved in the community assisting the VBHS Girls Soccer Team and the 4H program.
Kyle King – Deputy Chief
Deputy Chief King oversees the Department of Law Enforcement and Investigative Services and is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the Criminal Investigations Division, Law Enforcement Operations Division, School Safety Division, and the Special Operations Division. Within these divisions he also oversees the operations of the Real Time Crime Center, Special Investigations Unit and the Forensics Services Unit, just to name a few.
Deputy Chief Kyle King began his fulltime career with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a deputy sheriff in uniform patrol. He later transferred to Criminal Investigations as a detective, then Crimes Against Persons Unit and held a position in juvenile services unit before moving over to the Crime Scene Unit. Deputy Chief King has served in a number of leadership capacities prior to his current role as Deputy Chief.
Deputy Chief King earned his Bachelor of Arts from Warner Southern College and an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Indian River State College. Captain King holds certification as both a Certified Forensic Photographer and Senior Crime Scene Analyst from the International Association of Identification. He is an NRA Certified Instructor in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Range Safety Officer and a Florida Department of Law Enforcement Certified Instructor.
Deputy Chief King has received numerous awards during his over thirty-one years of service with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office including Grand Cordon Award, Law Enforcement Officer of the Quarter, Honorable Service Award, Educational Achievement Award, Exemplary Service Award, Going the Extra Mile Award, and Technical Service Award. His accolades from his service in the community have earned him the Hundred Club 2011 Officer the Year, 2016 BSA Gulfstream Council Sparc Award, 2016 HSVB Joan G. Carlson Animal Protection Award, and the MPI Educational Achievement Forensic Science Award in 2008.
Ross Partee – Captain – Criminal Investigations Division
As the Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division, Ross Partee is responsible for the oversight of the Criminal Investigations Section comprised of the Major Crimes Unit, Special Victims Unit, Property/Economic Crimes Unit, Forensic Services Unit as well as the Special Investigations Section.
Captain Partee started his career with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in 2009. During his tenure, he’s served as a Road Patrol Deputy, Detective, and was promoted to Sergeant in the School Resource Division in 2017. In 2021, Captain Partee was promoted to Lieutenant in patrol as a Watch Commander. In 2022, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Section before being promoted to Captain in the Criminal Investigations Division in 2023.
Captain Partee is a life long resident of the Indian River County. He attended and graduated from Vero Beach High School in 2003 and went on to play baseball for Armstrong Atlantic State University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in 2008. Captain Partee was honored as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in 2014. In 2017, he was honored by then Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi as a recipient of the annual Victim’s Service Award.
Captain Partee has attended numerous advanced law enforcement courses over the years. Specifically, he attended the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Executive Training Institute’s Florida Leadership Academy in 2018. He also completed the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s training courses in 2021.
Captain Partee is active in the community as a baseball coach for youth baseball teams. He served as an assistant coach for the Vero Beach High School for 9 years and still has a role with their development. He currently advocates for the United Way of Indian River County as a loaned executive to help with their annual fundraising campaign.
Joseph Abollo – Captain – Professional Standards Division
Captain Joe Abollo serves as our agency’s Public Information Officer and oversees the Professional Standards Division which includes internal affairs, victim services, community affairs, accreditation, and media relations.
Captain Abollo began his law enforcement career in 2003 and has served in a variety of operational and leadership positions including uniform patrol, criminal investigations, background investigations, recruitment, field training, sergeant of internal affairs, patrol sergeant, lieutenant of training, and lieutenant of the community services section.
Captain Joe Abollo joined the United States ARMY in 1996 where he was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division and later spent the last two years at the 177th Finance Battalion in Camp Casey South Korea.
Captain Abollo holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia College and is a graduate of the 2018 Florida Leadership Academy and also the Southern Police Institute’s 89th Command Officers Development Course at the University of Louisville.
In addition to his law enforcement duties, Captain Abollo volunteers his time and has served on countless committees, panels, and boards. Captain Abollo is a current board member of Literacy Services of IRC and serves as the Public Information Officer for our County’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) during activations.
Captain Abollo is also an adjunct instructor at Indian River State College where he teaches a variety of recruit classes as well as advanced/specialized courses to certified law enforcement and corrections officers.
Milo Thornton – Captain – School Safety Division
Captain Thornton started his career in 1998 as a correctional officer at Saint Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. He joined the Indian River County Sheriff in November of 2002 as a Patrol Deputy after spending four years as a police officer for the City of Vero Beach. Captain Thornton has served in a number of leadership capacities during his tenure at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office including Sergeant in Uniform Patrol, Lieutenant of Criminal Investigations, Captain of Uniform Patrol, and Major of the Bureau of Administration.
Captain Thornton has numerous notable career achievements including the recipient of the John and Reve’ Walsh, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Missing Children’s Award, and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
He has earned his Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice and Associate of Science Criminal Justice degrees from Indian River Community College. He has also completed Chief Executive Leadership class and Command Officer Development Course from University of Louisville and Leadership Development from FDLE Florida Leadership Academy.
Captain Thornton is a board member on numerous non-profit organizations including New Horizon, Gifford Youth Achievement Center, Crossover Mission, Sunrise Rotary, Livable Indian River County, Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County, Indian River Cares, Indian River Healthy Start Coalition, Dodgertown Community Partnership Schools, Indian River County School District, and African American Academic Success Committee. He is also a board member of the Indian River State College Foundation Board of Directors. Captain Thornton enjoys golfing with his friends and supporting our youth and high school sports teams.
Angela Rosado-Jones – Captain – Bureau of Corrections
Captain Rosado-Jones oversees the Bureau of Corrections Administrative Division and is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the Accreditation Unit, Classification Unit, Administration/Support Unit, Transportation Unit, Medical Department, Maintenance Department, Judicial Services Section, Court Services Unit, Legal Process Unit, and Inmate Print Shop Program. She also processes staff training requests, inmate requests and handles inmate disciplinary appeals.
Captain Rosado-Jones began her correctional field career 16 years ago at Florida Department of Corrections at the Martin Correctional Institution in 2004. In 2006, she began her employment with the Indian River County Sheriff's Office in the capacity of a corrections deputy. Captain Rosado-Jones has served in several leadership roles prior to her current assignment as the Captain of the Correctional Administrative Division. Her promotion to Sergeant in 2014 included the responsibility of care, custody, and control of inmates while supervising staff and providing care for visitors. In 2017, she was promoted to Lieutenant where she was responsible for the 2nd shift's daily operations. During her time with the agency, she also had the opportunity to work at the Treasure Coast Forensic Centre from 2007 to 2013 where she worked with the mentally ill.
Captain Rosado-Jones completed her Associated of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Keiser University and she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She was the first female on the Treasure Coast to hold the Indian River State College Leadership Academy certificate. She also successfully completed the Florida Leadership Academy Class #34 and most recently, she obtained the Greatest Leadership Initiative certificate from Keiser University. Captain Rosado-Jones is a certified Adjunct Instructor with the Indian River State College where she teaches the correctional academy students who are aspiring of becoming correctional officers.
In her leisure time, Captain Rosado-Jones enjoys fishing, listening to music, boxing, and spending time with her family.
Melissa Stewart – Captain – Corrections Support Division
Captain Stewart oversees the Corrections Support Division and supervises the day-to-day operations of all staff assigned to the three corrections shifts. She is also responsible for reviewing all incident, Blue Team reports and monthly line inspections. She schedules in service training dates with the Training Unit, manages the approval process of staff training requests assigned to operations, maintains Narcan inventory, reviews inmate requests and handles outside calls. Captain Stewart is also the PREA Coordinator for the Indian River County Jail.
Captain Stewart began her correctional field career 25 years ago with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office on May 15, 1990 at the age of twenty. Her initial hire was as a deputy trainee under former Sheriff Timothy Dobeck. Within months of her employment, she began attending the academy, in a newly established pilot class at both the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office/Jail, and at the time, the Indian River Community College (Law Enforcement Academy). This experiment was to see if both counties could work in unison with the schooling and educating the cadets. At the end of graduation, the combined class idea phased out and Indian River County Sheriff’s again began to send the recruits directly to the police academy. Years later, she was afforded the opportunity to become a certified law enforcement deputy (uniform division), but she opted to remain in corrections because she loved her job.
Captain Stewart has held many specialized positions during her tenure at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office including booking deputy and certified breath test operator (D.U.I.’s) as well as the responsibility of tracking and monitoring all criminal and sexual registrants in Indian River County from 2005 to 2014. Her promotion to the rank of Sergeant occurred in 2005 under former Sheriff Roy Raymond and most recently a promotion to the rank of Captain under Sheriff Flowers. In her various positions in Corrections at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, she has diligently worked hand-in-hand with supervisors and Accreditation in creating and implementing division practices and policies that have remained in practice through four Sheriffs to the present time.
Captain Stewart graduated from the Florida Leadership Academy in 2012. She holds countless hours of advanced law enforcement training and has received numerous commendations and accolades during her long-stretching career. Captain Stewart is currently working towards earning her degree in education.
Throughout her career, she actively assisted with mentoring the youth in the community, as well as, the children at the elementary, Sebastian River, and Vero Beach High Schools in Indian River County and volunteers at the annual Florida Sheriff’s Office Youth Ranch Barbeque.
James Hare – Captain – Corrections Operations Division
Captain James (Jimmy) Hare oversees the Corrections Operations Division where he is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operation of the jail facility. In his current position he commands 128 sworn staff members encompassing the 4 platoons providing round-the-clock care, custody and control of the inmate population.
Captain Hare has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office for over 28 years with experience in every component of Corrections. He began his career in 1995 as a Corrections Deputy having been assigned to booking, field training, operations, armory, administration as well as having completed numerous administrative investigations during the course of his career. In addition to his normal duties, Captain Hare was also a plank-owner of the original Corrections Emergency Response Team. During his nearly 20 years on the Team, he held the positions of sniper, squad leader, team leader, training coordinator, armorer, assistant team commander and was the team commander during his last 5 years on the team.
Captain Hare has attended thousands of combined hours of leadership, tactical operations, technical and instructor level advanced training and has received several commendations during his career with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office to include 2 Life Saving Awards, Corrections Officer of the Quarter, Tactical Achievement, Instructor Achievement and Technical Achievement awards.
In addition, Captain Hare is currently a member of the governing board of directors and finance sub-committee for Treasure Coast Community Health and acts as the Sheriff’s Office liaison for the contracted inmate health care provider.
William Luther – Captain – Special Operations Division
As the Captain of the Special Operations Division, Captain Luther is responsible for oversight of the Traffic, K9, Ag/ Marine, Aviation and Training Units.
Captain Luther started his career with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in 2001. During his tenure he has served as a patrol deputy, Field Training Deputy, SWAT team member and Training Unit member prior to his promotion to Sergeant in 2014. As a Sergeant he supervised the Training unit. In 2017, Captain Luther was promoted to Lieutenant of the Training Unit. Subsequently, he transferred to patrol as a Watch Commander until transferring to the Special Operations Division as a Lieutenant in 2021.
Captain Luther is a life long resident of Indian River County and attended Vero Beach High School until his graduation in 1998. Throughout his career as a Law Enforcement officer, he has attended numerous advanced Law Enforcement training courses including Instructor Techniques, NRA Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun Instructor, FDLE Firearms Instructor, FDLE Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, S.P.E.A.R. Instructor, CPR/AED Instructor, TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty Care), Redman Instructor, Low Light Laser Instructor, Ballistic Shield Instructor, Taser Instructor, Less Lethal Instructor, Vehicle Operations Instructor, FWC Hunter Safety Instructor, Basic SWAT and FSA Dignitary Protection.
Captain Luther has instructed at numerous locations along the treasure coast to certify other Law Enforcement professionals in a variety of high liability topics since 2012.
Captain Luther has received numerous achievements throughout his career to include Grand Cordon, Tactical Officer, Training Officer, September 2004 service ribbon awarded by Sheriff Roy Raymond after Hurricanes Frances and Jean, Technical award and Combat Cross.
Captain Luther works alongside our Indian River County Fire Rescue partners instructing multiple courses for active assailant response protocols within the county. In 2015, Captain Luther was able to establish a training system with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and Indian River County Fire Rescue with regard to active assailant response in the county. This training established the initial public safety response training with deputies and fire/ medics, responding together, in training scenarios to help equip them with the working knowledge to navigate these incidents together. As part of this training, Captain Luther worked with the Indian River County school district to initially implement the ALICE response protocols still employed by the district.
Laura Turner – Division Director – Support Services
Director Turner oversees the Support Services Division and manages the Human Resources Unit, Fleet Services Unit, Central Records Unit, Information Technology Unit and Maintenance Unit.
Director Turner began her career at the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in 1992. In her over 28 years of service in Indian River County, she has held numerous positions including Staff Assistant Civil Process Unit, Human Resources Specialist, Senior Staff Assistant Human Resources, Senior Staff Assistant Criminal Investigations, Crime Analyst, Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff, and Assistant Director Human Resources prior to her promotion to Division Director of six agency Units and Divisions. Her meticulous attention to detail, managerial skills, and vast knowledge has made her an integral member of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office Command Staff.
Director Laura Turner earned her Bachelor of Arts Organizational Management degree in 1998. In 2008, she obtained her certification from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a Certified Crime Analyst.
Aimee Cooper, CPA, CFE – Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer Aimee Cooper is responsible for all oversight of the accounting systems and financial reporting of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. She directs the fiscal functions of the agency in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and provides comprehensive financial information to the Sheriff for strategic decision making in the financial planning, budgeting and resource allocation of the agency. Through oversight of the accounting process and the Finance Unit, CFO Cooper enhances, develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures that will improve the overall operation, effectiveness and financial condition of the agency.
CFO Cooper began her employment with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in July 2018. She has an extensive financial background both educationally and professionally. CFO Cooper earned her Masters in Financial Management in 2010 and her Certified Public Accountant’s license in 2013. In 2016, CFO Cooper obtained her Certified Fraud Examiner’s license.
As a member of the Board of Directors with SafeSpace, CFO Aimee Cooper acts as the law enforcement liaison for Indian River County. She also holds a position on the SafeSpace finance committee. SafeSpace has partnered with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence.
Steve Stoll – Captain – Law Enforcement Operations
Captain Steven Stoll oversees the Law Enforcement Operations Division and is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the uniformed deputies, including road patrol and the training unit. The captain also oversees the civilians who make up the 911 Public Safety Dispatch Unit.
After graduating from Vero Beach High School, Captain Stoll served as a Law Enforcement Specialist in the United States Air Force for four years. After his time in the military, he worked as a police officer at the Andrews Police Department in North Carolina before returning to Florida, where he worked as a police officer for the Sewell’s Point Police Department in Martin County.
Captain Stoll is a 24-year law enforcement veteran who began his full-time career with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 as a deputy sheriff in uniform patrol. He later transferred to Criminal Investigations as a detective for ten years. Captain Stoll has served in a number of leadership capacities prior to his current role as the Captain of Law Enforcement Operations Division, including Sergeant Uniform Patrol, Sergeant Criminal Investigations, Lieutenant in Uniform Patrol, and Lieutenant over Professional Standards.
Captain Stoll has completed multiple trainings in his career, including the Institute for Law Enforcement Executives and the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy, which consisted of the 345th Supervisor Leadership, 389th Command Leadership, and 302nd Executive Leadership Training classes.