ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA – The school resource officer at Tate High School was arrested Friday on a third degree felony charge.
Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy Lavada Michelle Rivkin, 31, was arrested for eavesdropping – illegal interception of communication.
The State Attorney’s Office began an investigation into Rivkin after being contacted by the Sheriff’s Office, according to Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille. He said Rivkin is accused of secretly recording another deputy during a telephone discussion about a complaint. The call was allegedly recorded without Rivkin asking permission.
Marcille would not comment on whether or not the incident involved Rivkin’s official duties as a school resource officer.
Rivkin turned herself in about 2:35 Friday afternoon on a State Attorney’s Office warrant and was released on her own recognizance.
According to the Sheriffs’ Office, Rivkin is on paid administrative leave pending review by the department.