Sheriff Grady Judd (NPA)
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; Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP), 2011
Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 1972-present – Telecommunicator, Deputy Sheriff, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Colonel; elected Sheriff, 2004; re-elected 2008 and 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
Junny Award, Protect Our Children, Inc., 2011; Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award, 2008; Polk Community College Distinguished Alumni Award, 2003; Police Executive Research Forum 1990-present; InterAct Alliance, board member, 2001-present; Keep Polk County Beautiful Advisory Board member, 2002; Florida Partners in Crisis Board of Trustees, 2008-present; VISTE Board of Directors, 2008-present; Florida Sheriffs Association Legislative Committee chairperson, 2005; State of Florida Medical Examiners Commission member, 2005-2009; Florida Parole Commission’s Parole Qualifications Committee, 2008 – 2012; Polk State Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Board, chairperson, 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.
Address: 1891 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone: (863) 298-6200
County Seat: Bartow
County Website: http://www.polk-county.net/