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Sheriff Larry R. Ashley (R)


Geneva High School, Geneva, AL; BS degree, criminal justice, University of Southern Mississippi, 1989; master’s degree, public administration, Troy State University, 1998; FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA, 2005; various law enforcement specialized training courses.


Okaloosa County Sheriff’s 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 of Okaloosa County, November 2010; re-elected 2012.

Honors and Affiliations

Appointed commissioner, Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, 2013; Gubernatorial Appointee, Florida’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council; received special statewide recognition for leadership and support of “School Safety” efforts in Florida Schools; single recipient, “County Partner Award,” for his push for a resolution to the DJJ juvenile detention cost-share system, Florida Association of Counties, 2014; youth sports coach; board member: YMCA, United Way; executive board member, Okaloosa-Walton Homeless Coalition, 2002-present; recipient, Senate Medal of Excellence, the legislature’s highest award for service to the people of Florida, 2009; nominee, Officer of the Year, 1994.

Address: 1250 Eglin Pkwy., Shalimar, 32579-2307
Phone: (850) 651-7400

County Seat: Crestview
Population: 183,482
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