Sheriff Larry R. Ashley (R)
Geneva High School, Geneva, AL; BS degree, Criminal Justice, University of Southern Mississippi, 1989; Masters degree, Public Administration, Troy State University, 1998; FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA, 2005; various law enforcement specialized training courses
Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office: patrol division, 1990-1991; K-9/street crimes division, 1991-1995; criminal investigations division, 1995-2001; Captain, field services, 2001-2004; Major and Director, support services division, 2007-2008; Major and Director, finance and administration, 2009; Chief Deputy, 2009-2010; elected Sheriff, November, 2010; re-elected 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
Nominee, Officer of the Year, 1994; vice chairman, Finance Committee, First Baptist Church, Fort Walton Beach; youth sports coach; board member, YMCA; executive board member, Okaloosa-Walton Homeless Coalition, 2002-present; board member, United Way; Member of Governor’s Task force on Citizen Safety & Protection; recipient, Senate Medal of Excellence, the legislature's highest award for service to the people of Florida, 2009.
Address: 1250 Eglin Pkwy., Shalimar, 32579-2307
Phone: (850) 651-7400
County Seat: Crestview
County Website: http://www.co.okaloosa.fl.us/