FOR THE DAILY SOUTHERNER
Former Edgecombe County Sheriff Deputy Shane Guyant has been selected as the Deputy Commissioner/Director of our Criminal Investigations Division.
Guyant holds a Bachelor of Arts in Justice and Public Policy from North Carolina Wesleyan College and a Master’s in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. He has 20 years of law enforcement experience.
Guyant came to DOI from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Department after 12 years of service. He began his DOI career as an investigator in the Eastern District. He was subsequently promoted to the Assistant Director of CID in 2006.
In 1999, Guyant received an award for his life saving heroics evidenced during Hurricane Floyd. He has also served as an appointed member of the State of North Carolina Governor’s Child Crime Fatality Prevention Team as well as the North Carolina Attorney General’s Financial Identity Fraud Task Force.
Guyant currently teaches a financial crimes block of instruction to sworn law enforcement officers within the State of North Carolina. He was recognized in 2008 as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the North Carolina Insurance Crime Information Exchange (NCICIE).
He regularly presents at national conferences on the topics of insurance fraud and elder exploitation. Guyant has recently assisted in research for the Journal of Insurance Fraud publication, 2010 and 2011 additions published by the Coalition of Insurance Fraud, Inc.
Shane resides in Battleboro with his wife Terrie and their children Matthew (21) and Madison (10).