For Immediate Release
Florida Sheriffs Association Announces New President
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (August 2, 2010) – The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), one of the largest state law enforcement associations in the nation and the oldest law enforcement association in Florida, is pleased to announce Volusia County Sheriff Ben F. Johnson has been elected as the incoming Florida Sheriffs Association President. FSA Executive Director Steve Casey said that as President of FSA, Johnson will be responsible for presiding over the association, working with the staff and board of directors to guide the efforts and direction of the 117-year old non-profit organization. The FSA is comprised of Florida’s 67 Sheriffs, approximately 3,500 business leaders and 70,000 citizens throughout the state.
“Sheriff Johnson was selected for the position because of his extensive experience working in various roles with Sheriffs’ Offices throughout Florida” said Casey, “He brings over 30 years of experience as well as several honors and awards.” The lifelong Volusia County resident was a graduate of the FBI Academy 156th session and has served three terms as Sheriff. Johnson has been a board member of the Florida Sheriffs Association for four years, including serving as Vice Chairman of the Board. Johnson holds an A.S. degree in criminal justice from Daytona Beach Community College and a B.S. in criminal justice from Rollins College. Johnson enjoys being outdoors whether it is horseback riding, playing golf, and riding his motorcycle.
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