Gene Spaulding Named FHP Colonel

Gene Spaulding – a 22-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol – was named the division’s 14th colonel by DHSMV Executive Director Terry Rhodes.

Spaulding is a graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Seminar and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College of Missouri.

Colonel Spaulding graduated from the 87th Basic Recruit Class on May 21, 1993. Since then, he has served in five Troops throughout the state beginning in Troop K before transferring to Troop G. He promoted to Sergeant in 1997, moving to Troop D in 2000. In 2001, he was promoted to Lieutenant in Troop Q, Bureau of Investigations, before transferring back to Troop G as a District Lieutenant. In 2005, Colonel Spaulding was promoted to Captain. He was promoted to Troop Commander in 2010 serving in Troop B. Most recently, he has served as Troop G’s Commander since 2014.

In making the appointment, Rhodes said Spaulding “brings a field perspective to the Patrol while continuing the traditions that have make the Florida Highway Patrol, quite simply, the finest.” She went on to add, “I am confident he is the right person to effectively lead the Patrol in the years ahead.”

Congratulations Colonel Spaulding!

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