Major Kevin McGinley
Criminal Investigations Bureau
Major Kevin McGinley has over 26 years of law enforcement experience including four years with the United States Air Force and the rest with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
He has served in Patrol as a deputy and Field Training Officer, as well as serving as a detective in the Criminal Investigations Division. Major McGinley was promoted to Sergeant over patrol criminal investigations, Training Division, Internal Affairs Division, and the Community Response Team.
Once promoted to Lieutenant, he oversaw Special Operations, Criminal Investigations, and training. When certified Captain he managed criminal investigations. Major McGinley started on Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) in 1996 and is currently the high-risk incident commander.
Over that time, he has served as an operator, sniper, team leader, and team commander. In 2017 Sheriff Russell Gibson promoted McGinley to Major and he currently oversees the Criminal Investigations Bureau.
Major Kevin McGinley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Columbia College and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. Major McGinley graduated from Leadership Osceola in 2013 and The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in 2017. He is a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights of Columbus.