MACE Detective becomes liaison for DEA

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Detective Michael R. Dilks has recently been promoted to be the liaison with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration following his completion of their intensive training program.

“This status will enhance the Sheriff’s Office Multi-Agency Enforcement Unit’s drug investigations by giving us access to the latest investigative tools,” said Sheriff Deryl Loar.

Detective Dilks, originally from Suffern, N.Y., graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1995.  Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. military.  He served his country from April 1996 through April 1999 and received an Honorable Discharge for his service.

Dilks returned to Vero Beach and became a member of the Vero Beach Police Department in July of 2000, where he remained until being hired by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office in December of 2004.

Dilks began his employment with the Sheriff’s Office in the patrol unit and in June 2006, he was transferred to the Multi Agency Crime Enforcement (MACE) Unit.

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