Deputy Sheriff Langer began his law enforcement career with the OCSO in 2017 and upon completion of his Field Training was assigned to the Central Patrol District, Delta Shift. Deputy Langer immediately began to demonstrate his willingness to learn by studying agency policy and Florida Statutes, as well as completing in excess of 220 hours of advanced training classes. To date, Deputy Langer has continued his self-education and is one of the most experienced and well-versed deputies assigned to Central Patrol and shift-mates often seek him out for guidance or assistance on a daily basis.
During 2018, members of Delta Shift Central generated over 1,670 offense reports and made over 810 arrests. Deputy Langer, while working the 3 busiest zones, initiated over 330 investigations, made 309 arrest and had a case closure rate of 89 percent.
In December, Deputy Langer had the opportunity to become a Field Training Officer and completed the training and is awaiting to apply for the position. Deputy Langer will be an outstanding example for newly hired deputies.
During his off duty time, Deputy Langer volunteered to assist with agency training events and was nominated to join the Board of Directors for Jobs4U, a local non-profit organization which aids people with special needs for entry into today’s workforce. Deputy Langer also sponsored numerous children from the OCSO Angel Tree to buy Christmas gifts for children who otherwise would have gone without.
Deputy Langer truly demonstrates the essence of what a Deputy Sheriff should be. He displays strong ethics, values, common sense, and respect for others and possesses an appreciation for the criminal justice system which cannot be taught. We are proud to present Deputy Matthew Langer as our Deputy of the Year.