Michael Bryant Jr.: A Journey of Dedication and Leadership
Born on December 10, 1980, in the vibrant city of Hollywood, FL, Michael Bryant Jr. has woven a rich tapestry of life experiences, family, and professional accomplishments. At the heart of his world is his beloved family, including his wife, Chachera Bryant, and their three children - Talitha, Tatiana, and Michael III.
Educated at Keiser University Daytona Beach, Michael earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, laying the foundation for his career. A detective sergeant at the Daytona Beach Police Department, he leads a dynamic team investigating fraud, property crimes, and stolen vehicles, managing the largest caseload in the Criminal Investigations Unit.
Michael's career boasts numerous accolades, including the Chief's Awards in 2014, 2015, and 2017, the Medal of Merit in 2014 for rescuing a child from a carjacking vehicle, and the 2020 Community Service Award. He has also received unit commendations and over two dozen letters of commendation for exceptional service.
HE MOST ACCOUNTABLE A LEADER CAN BE, IS WHEN HE CAN LOOK HIMSELF IN THE MIRROR AND PEOPLE IN THE EYES AND SAY THAT HE OR SHE DID THE RIGHT THING.
As a member of professional organizations like the Regional Organized Crime Information Center and the Florida Police Chief's Association, Michael actively contributes to law enforcement initiatives. His goals extend beyond personal success to ascending the ranks in his organization, fostering transparency, and promoting ethical community policing in Daytona Beach.
Guided by core values of equality, honesty, and commitment, Michael faced challenges early in his career. Balancing full-time education and night-shift probationary officer duties tested his resolve. He overcame obstacles by embodying his father's wisdom: "Your lack of planning is not someone else's emergency." Michael made decisions and crafted plans, successfully navigating both career and education.
Outside of work, Michael is a recurring guest on "On Patrol: Live," showcasing his commitment to community engagement. He aspires to be an ambassador for Christ and an exceptional leader, embracing the servant-leader mentality. For Michael, accountability and doing the right thing form the bedrock of leadership, believing that true freedom in influence stems from genuine accountability.
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