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Okeechobee

Sheriff Paul C. May (R)
Okeechobee

Education

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

Military

U.S. Air Force 1964-68

Career

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, Masonic Lodge, Amara Temple of the Shrine; Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2009-2012; Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, 2009-2013; Board of Directors, Okeechobee Battlefield Friends, Inc.


SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Address: P.O. Drawer 1397, Okeechobee, 34973-1397
Phone: (863) 763-3117
Website: http://www.okeesheriff.org

COUNTY DETAILS
County Seat: Okeechobee
Population: 39,467
County Website: http://www.co.okeechobee.fl.us/

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