Sheriff Paul C. May (R)
Public schools of Levy and Hardee counties; Florida Highway Patrol Academy; numerous courses in criminal justice at Palm Beach Junior College and Indian River Community College
U.S. Air Force 1964-68
Florida Highway Patrol, 1969-2003 – Traffic Homicide Investigator, Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Aerial Law Enforcement Surveillance, Special Response Team, 15 years; Sniper on Special Response Team, three years; elected Sheriff of Okeechobee County, 2004; re-elected 2008 and 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
Member, Florida Cattlemen’s Association, Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association, Okeechobee County Executive Roundtable, Okeechobee County Community In Schools, Okeechobee County Substance Abuse Coalition, Juvenile Justice Council and Masonic Lodge, Amara Temple of the Shrine; Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2009-2012; Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, 2009-2012; board of directors, Okeechobee Battlefield Friends, Inc.
Address: P.O. Drawer 1397, Okeechobee, 34973-1397
Phone: (863) 763-3117
County Seat: Okeechobee
County Website: http://www.co.okeechobee.fl.us/