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Polk

Sheriff Grady Judd (NPA)
Winter Haven

Education

Lakeland High School; AS degree, police science, Polk Community College; BS degree, criminal justice, Rollins College; MS degree, criminal justice, Rollins College; FBI National Academy, Session 168, 1992; Police Executive Research Forum, Senior Management Institute for Police, Session 20, 1997; Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, Chief Executive Seminar, Class 21, 1998; graduate, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, Session 47, 2003; graduate, National Sheriffs’ Association and National Institute of Corrections National Sheriffs’ Institute, Session 89, 2005; FBI National Executive Institute, Session 30, 2007 

Career

Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 1972-present: telecommunicator, deputy sheriff, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major, colonel; elected Sheriff of Polk County, 2004; re-elected 2008 and 2012 

Honors and Affiliations

Human Rights Award, Church Women United, 2013; Leaders in Online Child Protection Award, Callyo, 2013; inductee, Polk County School Board Hall of Fame, 2013; Junny Award, Protect Our Children, 2011; Distinguished Citizen Award, Boy Scouts of America, 2008; Distinguished Alumni Award, Polk Community College, 2003; Police Executive Research Forum, 1990-present; board member, Inner Act Alliance, 2005-present; board member, Keep Polk County Beautiful Advisory Board, 2002; Florida Partners in Crisis Board of Trustees, 2008-present; Board of Directors, VISTE, 2008-present; chairperson, Florida Sheriffs Association Legislative Committee, 2005; commission member, State of Florida Medical Examiners, 2005-2009; Florida Parole Commission’s Parole Qualifications Committee, 2008-2012; chairperson, Polk Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Board, 2005-present; Polk Community College Corporate College Workforce Council, 2007-present; member, Rotary Club, Bartow, 1994-present; International Association of Chiefs of Police, 1998-present; President, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2013-2014.


SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Address: 1891 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone: (863) 298-6200
Website: http://www.polksheriff.org

COUNTY DETAILS
County Seat: Bartow
Population: 616,158
County Website: http://www.polk-county.net/

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