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Richard Mankewich
Orlando, FL
Sergeant Richard Mankewich is a 26-year veteran with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando Florida.  Holding the rank of Sergeant for the past 18 years, Sergeant Mankewich has supervised a wide range of units to include, Uniform Road Patrol, DUI Unit, Narcotics, Drug Interdiction, Motors, Property Crimes, and Child Abuse.  Sergeant Mankewich supervised the Sex Crimes Squad for 12 years where he investigated, reviewed, and oversaw more than 14,000 sexual assault cases.  He recently transferred to the Sexual Offender Surveillance Squad in July 2016 where he is tasked with supervising the movements of over 2,400 sexual offenders.

Sergeant Mankewich has a strong personal commitment to sex crimes investigations.  He is currently serving on the Advisory Board for End Violence Against Women International. He was appointed and served on the Board of Directors for the Victim Service Center of Central Florida in 2011 and on the Office on Violence against Women Advisory Committee for the Child Advocacy Center of Orlando.  For the past three years, Sergeant Mankewich has served on the Florida State Wide Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Advisory Committee and was the chair person for the Law Enforcement subcommittee.  Sergeant Mankewich also assisted the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence in creating and presenting the Excellence in Sexual Assault Response Project throughout the State of Florida.  Sergeant Mankewich is also a member of the Child Protection Team, Orange County Sexual Assault Response Team, and the Child Abduction Response Team.

Sergeant Mankewich has lectured at the University of Central Florida, and at law enforcement and victim services conferences throughout the nation.  Sergeant Mankewich has presented on topics related to sex crimes investigations, including investigative canvasing, corroborating victim statements, interview and interrogation, victim interviews, major case management, trauma informed investigations, and pre-textual phone calls.  He has provided professional subject matter expertise and consultation for the Florida Council against Sexual Violence, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

Sergeant Mankewich has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and has completed the 400-hour Command Officers Development Course at the University of Louisville.
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