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Sheriff Jerry L. Demings (D)


Graduate with honors, Jones High School, Orlando, FL; BS degree, finance, Florida State University, 1980; MBA degree, Magna Cum Laude, listed in Who’s Who Among College Students, Orlando College (now, Everest University), Orlando, FL, 1989; Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, City College, 2002; Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Everest University; Honorary Doctorate of Law, Florida Technical College, 2013; Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, Harvard University, JFK School of Government, Certificate of Completion July 2013; FBI National Academy, 194th Session; FBI National Executive Institute, 23rd Session 


Chief, retired, 21 years of service, Orlando Police Department, 1998-2002; Director of Public Safety, Orange County, 2002-2008; elected Sheriff of Orange County, 2008; re-elected 2012

Honors and Affiliations

Silver Beaver and Whitney M. Young Service Awards, Boy Scouts of America; Paul Harris Fellow Award, Rotary International; steward, Saint Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church; Executive Board member, Central Florida Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida CrimeLine, Inc.; board member, Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida; member: International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriffs’ Association, Major County Sheriffs’ Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, FBI National Academy Associates; Treasurer, Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association.

Address: P.O. Box 1440, Orlando, 32802-1440
Phone: (407) 254-7000

County Seat: Orlando
Population: 1,202,234
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