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Mr. Steve Allen Bracknell

Wrong Steve Allen Bracknell?

Police Chief

Lake Mary City Hall
1055 Aaa Dr
Lake Mary , Florida 32746
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Colonial High School
  • bachelor's degrees
  • master's degree , criminal justice
58 Total References
Web References
"She also made it clear that ..., 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
"She also made it clear that she did not want to proceed with the case," said police, noting that Lake Mary police Chief Steve Bracknell "concurred with Archer's decision. "A lack of eyewitnesses or other corroborating evidence to dispute her version of the incident also contributed to the decision."
Board Members | SafeHouse of Seminole, 16 Nov 2014 [cached]
Steve Bracknell, Chief of Police Lake Mary Police Department
Untitled Document, 15 Feb 2007 [cached]
Commander Steve Bracknell - Lake Mary Police Department [cached]
Steve A. Bracknell, would later become the Chief of Police for the Lake Mary Police Department (LMPD), the other, David A. Prince, would become a Lieutenant in the Professional Standards/Internal Affairs section of the LMPD.
Steve A. Bracknell began his career in law enforcement on 5/13/1979 and joined the Winter Park Police Department (WPPD) on 11/27/1979.(1) David A. Prince would begin his career in law enforcement on 8/11/1983 and would also join the WPPD on 11/17/1983. (2) will not dwell into the history of either of these officers while at the WPPD except for the manner in which both ended their employment.
Bracknell, WPPD, was involved in what would later be revealed as a career altering motor vehicle accident/crash while off-duty. (3) As a result of the injuries reported by Lt. Bracknell, Lt. Bracknell was unable to perform the duties of a police officer. On February 22, 1999 Lt. Bracknell was advised by the City Manager of Winter Park, James S. Williams, that the City of Winter Park proposed to end its employment relationship with Lt.
Bracknell for over a year during which time Lt. Bracknell utilized all of his sick time, vacation time and 180 days of City Time during which Lt. Bracknell was unable to perform the physical requirements of a police officer.
From the documentation obtained it appeared as Lt. Bracknell continued to refuse to grant permission in order for the City of Winter Park to consult with Lt.
Bracknell could perform the essential functions as a Law Enforcement officer.(6) Upon examination of the November 9, 1998 letter from Randy B. Knight, City Manager Winter Park, it was revealed that the injuries were so severe that Lt.
Bracknell qualified for the "Long-term disability program.
Bracknell was not physically able to perform all of the essential functions of any lieutenant's position at the WPPD.
Bracknell's doctor and medical records. (7) Four months later after exhausting every remedy available the City Manager, James S. Williams, advised Lt.
Bracknell on March 3, 1999, of the following:
"Based on all of the information available to me and the City, and for the reasons set forth in my February 22, 1999 letter to you and the enclosures, this is to inform you that your employment with the City of Winter Park is terminated as of 5:00 p.m. today."
The following day, March 4, 1999, Mr. Bracknell responded to this notification that he was terminated and advised:
Steve A. Bracknell is terminated, fired, let go, given the boot, or handed a pink slip. Whatever word or phrase you choose to use, can we agree that Lt. Bracknell did not tender, summit and or give his resignation? Can we agree on this point? (10)
Time passes, and on July 12, 2001, Steve A. Bracknell submits an employment application to the City of Lake Mary for the position of "Inspector".(11) is attempting to obtain information concerning when this position of "Inspector" was created and what other persons held this position before or after July 12, 2001. As information is obtained we will notify our readers.
Now the interesting thing about this "Employment Application" is found on page number 2. Mr. Bracknell advised that he had been previously employed by the Winter Park Police Department from 10/23/1980 until 3/3/1999 and that his response to the question:
"REASON FOR LEAVING", Mr. Bracknell wrote: "retirement"
Now as we all know words are supposed to have the same meaning. So who is lying here? Is it the City Manager of Winter Park Florida or is it Mr. Bracknell? One says "terminated" and the other says “retirementâ€. So what is the big deal after all it isn’t like Steve A. Bracknell signed this Employment Application under the statement:
Mr. Bracknell did sign the application under this declaration.
"Mr. Bracknell retired due to an injury sustained while off duty."
"He held a supervisors position at the Winter Park Police Department prior to his retirement."
"Mr. Bracknell retired from Winter Park Police Department due to a non-work related automobile accident."
Also listed on page one of the report under references was:
"2. Sergeant David Prince of the Winter Part Police Department was contacted and stated he has known Mr. Bracknell since 1969.
Sergeant Prince had nothing but complimentary things to say about Steve."
On 8/27/2001 Steve A. Bracknell began his employment with the Lake Mary Police Department. (1)
Re-enter Inspector Steve A. Bracknell, remember at this time he is employed with the Lake Mary Police Department. On January 22, 2002, one day after David A. Prince letter of resignation goes in effect, Steve A. Bracknell issues a "Certificate of Training" to Mr. David A. Prince. (17)
And how was it that Inspector Bracknell even knew that Mr. Prince needed this training?
3. The Certificate of Training identifies Steve A. Bracknell as a Certified Human Diversity Instructor.
Problem: An examination of the Global Profile Sheet revealed that Steve A. Bracknell did not receive his Instructor Certificate until 2/15/2002, approximately three weeks after he conducted the Sexual Harassment Training on 1/22/2002. (1)
On page 2 of the Global Profile Sheet it advised the following training received by Steve Bracknell:
It is unknown if this class was conducted through the LMPD or the Seminole Community College where Steve A. Bracknell taught at the time and presently still teaches.
A public records inspection revealed that Steve A. Bracknell was issued:
Who was compensating Bracknell while he was giving this class? Is there a class roster for this class given on January 22, 2002?
Was Mr.Bracknell permitted to give classes for Seminole Community College from a tax payer funded location? Did SCC compensate Bracknell for giving this class on January 22, 2002? Is there a class roster for this class? Where is the class syllabus?
Status as Operator of own business
Was Mr. Bracknell authorized by the State, County, or Municipality to conduct this business? Was Mr. Bracknell licensed to operate a school?
As the answer to the previous questions are obtained we will note these facts in an upcoming article.
So let us now move forward in time four months. On or about May 24, 2002, Inspector Steve A. Bracknell is assigned to conduct a background investigation on Mr. David Allen Prince for the position of Sworn Law Enforcement Officer for the City of Lake Mary.
In the "Background Investigation Report" completed by Inspector Bracknell we discover the following: (24)
Inspector Bracknell writes:
Naturally Inspector Bracknell would immediately travel down to Winter Park and “view the applicant’s file†as Deputy Chief McEachnie suggested. Or would he?
Well if Inspector Bracknell did travel to WPPD there is no mention of this trip or of the resulting information contained in David A. Princes’ file. As a matter of fact there is no mention at all of the Sexual Harassment Complaint, the Internal Investigation, the Sustained investigation, the punishment to include suspension, demotion in rank and agreement to tender his (Princes) resignation from the WPPD.
Could it be that Inspector Bracknell, the highly trained, experienced, educated, honest Law Enforcement Officer just forgot to put these minor details in the report?
Steve A. Bracknell becomes the Chief of Police of the Lake Mary Police Department on 6/18/2007.(30) Officer Prince moves up the Chain of Command and becomes a Lieutenant and is in charge of Internal Affairs/Professional Standards.
We can assume that with a Police Department the size of Lake Mary it was common knowledge that Chief Bracknell and Lt.
Officer Marie Crawford filed a Complaint with Chief Steve A. Bracknell alleging multiple occasions of sexual harassment by Lt.
On May 18, 2011 Chief Steve A. Bracknell advises FDLE via a CJSTC Form 78, Internal Investigative Report, of the Allegation of Sexual Harassment. (34) It should be noted that this notification was mandated to be forwarded to FDLE within 45 days.
David Prince as well as the Background Investigation Report conducted by Inspector Steve Bracknell on David Allen Prince.
Prince and of the Certificate of Training issued by Steve A. Bracknell a request was made for the investigation of Chief Bracknell.
Global Profile Sheet - Steve A. Bracknell
Lake Mary Life Magazine | Lake Mary, Heathrow, Sanford, Longwood | Learn more about your community online., 20 Feb 2008 [cached]
Meet Lake Mary’s new chief of police: Steve BracknellLake Mary Life Magazine | Lake Mary, Heathrow, Sanford, Longwood | Learn more about your community online.
Meet Lake Mary's new chief of police: Steve Bracknell
Lake Mary's new police chief Steve Bracknell is one of those rare people.He always wanted to be a police officer and the high school internship he spent with the Orange County Sheriff's Department cinched it for him.Shortly after graduating from Colonial High School in 1977, he joined the police academy and knew he'd found his professional home.After graduating from the academy, he spent 18 years with the Winter Park Police Department.Ironically, it was Lake Mary's former Police Chief Richard Beary's father who hired Steve for his first job.
With a career that has stretched from street patrols to working with the Drug Enforcement Agency, you might expect a gruff and grizzled veteran of the streets; Chief Bracknell is anything but.He is disarmingly friendly, the type of person who greets you with a hearty handshake and a pat on the back. In August 2001 Chief Bracknell was back in uniform, but this time working for the Lake Mary Police Department. "I was originally brought on to run their accreditation program," he explains.His responsibilities with the Lake Mary Police continued to grow until July of last year, when Chief Beary left to head the police department at UCF, and the City Commission appointed Steve Bracknell as the new police chief of the Lake Mary Police Department.
But for Steve and Deborah, that's very nearly true.They have known each other since they were about two years old.I didn't like her much back then," Steve laughs. Deborah doesn't let him get away with that: "That's because I could beat you in baseball and football back then," she retorts.
"A lot of our friends were into things back then that Deborah and I didn't agree with," says Steve."So we just started hanging out together and after a while we were with each other all the time."So marriage was inevitable, but it was not without some conflict."Initially my family was a little upset.I would have been the first in my family to go to college," says Deborah, who is quick to add: "I wouldn't recommend getting married instead of going to college for everyone, but it worked for us."However, once their daughter Nicole was born, both Steve and Deborah earned bachelor's degrees.Steve continued his education, earning his master's degree in criminal justice. Deborah has built a successful marketing and management company, IMMC, which specializes in helping struggling businesses.In addition she also writes the Lake Mary Neighborhood blog, which is part of the Neighborhood Blog program for Orlando admits that her reporting on the City can make her husband's job uncomfortable at times, "but I try to give him a heads-up.
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