Sarasota Police Department Lts. Mayforth and Rainey promoted to rank of captain

Both have extensive training in variety of law enforcement operations

Capts. Scott Mayforth and Ken Rainey. Images from the Sarasota Police Department via Facebook

Sarasota Police Department Lts. Scott Mayforth and Ken Rainey have been promoted to the rank of captain, Chief Jim Rieser has announced.

Mayforth will serve as the commander of the Patrol Division, a news release says, while Rainey will serve as the commander of the Professional Standards Division.

“These captains are capable and extremely qualified to lead the Sarasota Police Department into the future,” said Rieser in the release. “They have both shown true professionalism and have the ability to enhance our community and continue our community policing philosophy moving forward. I’m looking forward to having them on my command staff,” Rieser added in the release.

Mayforth began his career with the Sarasota Police Department (SPD) in 1996, after two years of service with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, the release notes.

Since joining SPD, he has served as a patrol officer, a field training officer, an Intelligence Unit detective, a driving instructor, an accreditation manager, a Planning and Research Division sergeant, a lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Division, and, most recently, as a patrol shift lieutenant, the release points out.

Mayforth has more than 2,220 training hours in investigations, patrol and tactical operations, and leadership and management, the release adds. He holds an Associate of Arts degree in arts and sciences from St. Petersburg Junior College and a Bachelor of Science in communication from Boston University.

Mayforth and his wife have two daughters and one son, the release says. His brother serves as a patrol officer with the Sarasota Police Department.

Rainey began his career with the Sarasota Police Department in 2006, the release continues. He previously served in the United States Marine Corps as an anti-tank assaultman, the release notes. He completed three deployments overseas, including one in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, it adds.

Rainey has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, honor guard member and firearms instructor, the release says. Additionally, as part of the department’s SWAT Division, he held a position on the Entry Team, and he served as a sniper and assistant team leader, the release notes. He most recently was the assistant commander of the Patrol Division.

Rainey has completed more than 1,750 hours in advanced training and leadership training, including instruction in tactical leadership and incident management, firearms, internal affairs procedures, the handling of PTSD incidents involving veterans, crisis intervention, and supervisory leadership, the release points out.

Rainey attended American Military University and Manatee Community College, the release adds. He and his wife have two sons.

Rainey’s father and stepmother are both retired, sworn personnel of the Sarasota Police Department, the release notes.

Mayforth and Rainey will be transferred to their new divisions by the end of this week, the release says.