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Santa Rosa

Sheriff O. Wendell Hall (R)


Pensacola Junior College; BS degree, criminal justice, with honors, Troy State University


Deputy sheriff through sergeant, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office; elected Sheriff of Santa Rosa County, 2000; re-elected 2004, 2008 and 2012

Honors and Affiliations

Ethics in Business Award, NWFL Area Rotary Clubs, 2009; SRC Chamber Man of the Year Award, 2009; Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni Class 16; National Criminal Justice Honor Society; Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Elks Lodge #2787, 2002-2003; Pace Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year for Exceptional Dedication & Commitment, 2003-2004 and 2006-2007; member, Florida Sheriffs Association, District 1 Board of Directors, 2005 to 2007; Board of Directors, Santa Rosa County Kids’ House, 2008-present; Board of Directors, Navy League Santa Rosa County; member, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency; chair, FSA Deputies Disaster Relief Committee; member: Pensacola Jr. College Criminal Justice Technology Advisory Committee, National Sheriffs’ Association, Pace Quarterback Club, Pace Rotary Club, Think First of NW Florida; member, Chambers of Commerce, Gulf Breeze, Pace, Jay, Navarre and Santa Rosa County; past president, Florida First Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Juvenile Crime Council, 2002-2003; past chairman, United Way of Santa Rosa County, 2002; Jay Elementary School Partnership in Education, 2001-2002; 919th Special Operations Wing Family Appreciation Day; Outstanding Contribution of Project Graduation, 2003.

Address: P.O. Box 7129, Milton, 32570-7129
Phone: (850) 983-1100

County Seat: Milton
Population: 158,512
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