Lieutenant Michael J. Harmony is a sworn law enforcement officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is employed by the Bedford County Sheriff's Office. He holds the rank of Lieutenant with over 20 years of combined law enforcement experience and is assigned to the Special Investigations Division of the Bedford County Sheriff's Office. He has served in the areas of field operations, corrections, civil process, courtroom security, accident reconstruction, underwater rescue, forensics, vice, internal affairs and special investigations. Lt. Harmony is a member of the Federal Task Force for the Investigation of Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC).
He is Virginia Certified Police Officer through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Lieutenant Harmony He began his law enforcement career with the U.S. Army Military Police Corps in 1981 and was assigned to the 523rd MP Co. APG-EA. Lt. Harmony also served with the Troy City Police in North Carolina as a patrolman.
In October of 1992, Mike began his career with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office. In January of 1999, he was temporarily assigned to Special Investigations Division investigating internet child exploitation cases. April 1, 1999 he was permentaly assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA ICAC) which is a federal undercover taskforce investigating Sexual Exploitation of Children on the Internet. Lieutenant Harmony currently supervises the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, Operation Blue Ridge Thunder. He has served as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board for the Department of Justice's Internet Crimes against Children National Task Force. Mike serves on numerous boards and steering committees regarding crimes against children and has assisted with the development of curriculum for National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Internet Crimes against Children Training Group (ICAC), and Fox Valley Technical College. Lt. Harmony is an IACIS certified Computer forensics examiner and has been court certified as an expert in the areas of Internet crimes against children and computer forensics. He has over 1000 hours of training on the investigation of crimes involving the computer and the sexual exploitation of children. Lt Harmony is a Virginia DCJS Certified Instructor, and instructs for Fox Valley Technical College, The National Law Center for Children and Families and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.