GARY BRADFORD has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, primarily serving the Tampa Police Department from 1982 to 2007. Bradford rose through the ranks to major management community relations positions. These positions included various assignments such as Police Officer, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Hostage Negotiator (Tactical Response Team), Patrol District Corporal, Community Relations Corporal, and Senior Detective. Gary retired from the Department and is currently owner of The Bradford Group, a government relations firm specializing in advocacy for the men and women in law enforcement. Bradford has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from St. Leo University. Gary and his wife Deborah have called Land O’ Lakes home for over 20 years.