Maj. Connie Shingledecker is a 38-year veteran law enforcement officer with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. She began her career in 1977 and has worked in various areas within the agency. She was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division for over ten years, during which time she investigated and supervised the investigations of Crimes against Children. Maj. Shingledecker has been the Investigative Bureau Chief over Criminal Investigations, Child Protective Investigations and Narcotics and Vice for the past fifteen years.

Connie is very active in the community and instructs in the areas of Domestic Violence, Sexual and Physical Child Abuse, Death Investigations, Stress Recognition, Ethics and Courtesy, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Investigation, Crime Scene Re-enactment, and Re-construction and Juvenile Delinquency

Connie is a member of the Manatee County Child Death Review Team, Manatee County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, Children’s Guardian Fund Board, Leadership Manatee Alumni, The Family Safety Alliance, the Manatee County Juvenile Justice Strategic Planning Committee and the Bradenton Kiwanis Club.

Maj. Shingledecker has a BA degree in Public Administration with a minor in Criminology, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Saint Leo College, and a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 185th Session, in Quantico, Virginia. She is a Manatee County resident, has been married to Jim Shingledecker for 33 years, and is the proud mother of Keri and son-in-law Tom Driscoll.