The links below will take you to biographical sketches of the 67 sheriffs serving in the state of Florida.
MAJORITY ELECTED. Sixty-six of Florida's 67 counties have elected sheriffs as their chief law-enforcement officers. Dade County (Miami) has an appointed chief law-enforcement officer whose title is Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department. Sheriffs serve four-year terms, and have county-wide jurisdiction that includes incorporated as well as unincorporated areas. All sheriffs and the Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department are active members of the Florida Sheriffs Association.