Ken Tucker | SENIOR CONSULTANT
Ken serves as a Senior Consultant for The Integrity Group and is actively involved in the company’s service offerings through Blue Sky Florida (Emergency Mgt.); Detail Prime (Secondary Duty Services); and Capital Assurance Professionals (corporate & governmental compliance services).
Ken has over 41 years of experience in the criminal justice sector at the local, state and federal levels. Over 36 years of that experience was in a sworn law enforcement capacity serving in roles ranging from an investigator to Agency Head of the third largest prison system in the United States.
Most recently, Mr. Tucker served as the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Florida, where he was responsible for coordinating law enforcement initiatives and advanced training for state and local law enforcement agencies in North Florida. During his tenure with the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Tucker was instrumental in coordinating the delivery of active shooter threat assessment training in several North Florida School Districts and in developing the U. S. Attorney’s “BLAST Program”, which was aimed at developing lasting relationships between law enforcement and at-risk youth between 14 to 18 years old. The BLAST Program was delivered in high schools in partnership with the school Principals, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and the United States Attorney’s Office. Due to his extensive experience in leadership roles at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Department of Corrections, he also served as a member of the leadership teams of United States Attorney Pamela Marsh and her predecessor United States Attorney Christopher P. Canova.
Prior to joining the ranks of the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Tucker served over 29 years with the State of Florida. At the time of his retirement from the state in December 2012, he was serving as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections after being appointed to that position by Governor Rick Scott in August of 2011. As the Secretary of the Department of Corrections, he was responsible for the third largest state correctional system in the Country with over 23,000 employees, over 100,000 incarcerated offenders, approximately 125,000 probationers and an annual budget of approximately $2.2 billion dollars. During his tenure with the Department of Corrections his focus was on a reduction of the prison population by reducing the recidivism rate of those being released from prison.
From 1983 to 2011, he worked at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement rising to the position of Assistant Commissioner. His previous positions at FDLE included Special Agent, Special Agent Supervisor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center, Special Agent in Charge of the Jacksonville Regional Operations Center, and Deputy Commissioner. As the Assistant Commissioner, he was responsible for coordinating statewide operations for the agencies investigative and forensic services. In 2004, he was awarded the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for his role in establishing Florida’s Domestic Security Task Force in FDLE’s Northeast Florida Region. Mr. Tucker also served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC) and participated in developing National Policy on sharing of information relating to terrorism between law enforcement agencies. CICC serves as the cornerstone of nationwide coordination. The CICC is a group under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Global Justice Sharing Initiative (Global), an advisory body to the U.S. Attorney General. He was also participated in numerous mutual aid responses as both a responder and as the lead person for Emergency Support Function (ESF) 16 of Florida’s Mutual Aid Plan, coordinating the response of state and local law enforcement agencies to areas impacted by natural disasters.
Mr. Tucker began his law enforcement career in 1977 with the Daytona Beach Police Department, serving as a patrol officer and a Detective. He also served three years in the United States Army prior to beginning his law enforcement career, giving him a total 43 years of public service.
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