Commander Michael Laden
Commander Laden has 12 years of law enforcement experience. He began his career at the North Port Police Department in 2006. He has held positions in the Criminal Investigations Division as a property crime detective and a persons crime detective. He has spent 6 years as a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as both a detective and now unit supervisor. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2013 and worked as a patrol supervisor. In 2015 he was transferred to the major crimes unit as a Sergeant. He has been a member of the Special Response Team since 2015. He has a Bachelor's degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in Criminal Justice.