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Sheriff Gary S. Borders (R)


Fairview High School; AS degree, Vincennes University; BS degree, criminal justice administration, Columbia College 


Osceola County Sheriff’s Office: corrections officer, 1980-1981; sergeant, 1981-1985; deputy commander of corrections, 1985-1989; major of Corrections Division, 1991-2005; chief deputy, Criminal Justice Operations, 2005-2006; appointed Sheriff of Lake County, 2006; elected Sheriff, 2008; re-elected 2012 

Honors and Affiliations

Sheriff of the Year, Florida DARE, 2008; Golden Eagle Honoree, Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council, 2009; Citizen of the Year, Eustis Elks Lodge, 2009; Public Safety Award, Lake Eustis Area Chamber of Commerce, 2009; Community Service Leadership Award, Lake County, 2010; Leader of Distinction, Leadership Lake County, 2012; commissioner/chair, Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission; Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association; Central Florida Crimeline; Institute of Public Safety Advisory Board; Educational Foundation of Lake County; West Central Florida Police Chief’s Association.

Address: 360 W. Ruby St., Tavares, 32778-3826
Phone: (352) 343-9500

County Seat: Tavares
Population: 303,186
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