Mr. Jayson C. Deese obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida State University in 1996. During his college studies, Mr. Deese completed a 600 hour internship with the Florida Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations. Mr. Deese began his law enforcement career in 1996, serving in many roles as a Patrol Officer, Narcotic K-9 Drug Interdiction Officer, Undercover Narcotics Officer, Investigator, Detective, and Accelerant Detection K-9 Handler. He has over 20 years of experience as a law enforcement officer with the last twelve working as a Detective. Mr. Deese spent seven years as a Detective with the Florida Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations, where he worked or assisted in over 400 origin and cause investigations. He completed both the Fire Investigator I and Fire Investigator II series of course study provided through the Florida State Fire College. Mr. Deese has testified as an origin and cause expert in criminal cases, including homicide cases. Mr. Deese has experience investigating both small and large complex cases involving commercial, residential, vessel, vehicle, and heavy equipment fires.