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Richard Mankewich
 
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, Child Abuse, Sex Crimes and currently the Sexual Offender Surveillance Squad. Sergeant Mankewich had supervised the Sex Crimes Squad for 12 years and has investigated, reviewed and directed over 14,000 sexually related cases.

Sergeant Mankewich displays a strong personal commitment towards sex crimes investigations. He was appointed and served on the board of directors for the Victim Service Center of Central Florida in 2011 and the Office of 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 SART advisory committee and is currently the chair person for the Law Enforcement sub-committee. Sergeant Mankewich is also assisting 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 for law enforcement and victim services conferences throughout the nation. Sergeant Mankewich has presented on topics of sex crimes investigations to include: investigative neighborhood canvasing, interview and interrogation, victim interviews, major case management, Trauma Informed Investigations and pre-textual phone calls. He has consulted for several organizations and law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

Sergeant Mankewich holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and has completed the 400-hundred-hour Command Officers Development Course from the University of Louisville.

EVAWI has provided Sergeant Mankewich and his team of detectives with hundreds of hours of critical training that has made a difference in their ability to implement best practices. Now, he wants to give back, so other teams can excel at providing the best possible services for victims of sexual assault. As a member of the Advisory Board, he is looking forward to contributing his expertise and innovative ideas to support the vision and mission of the organization.
 
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