Sheriff O. Wendell Hall (R)
Pensacola Junior College; BS degree, criminal justice, with honors, Troy State University
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sheriff through Sergeant; elected Sheriff of Santa Rosa County, 2000, re-elected, 2004, 2008 and 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
NWFL Area Rotary Clubs Ethics in Business Award, 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 (FSA) District 1 Board of Directors, 2005 to 2007; Santa Rosa County Kids’ House, Board of Directors 2008-present; Navy League Santa Rosa County Board of Directors; member, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency; chair, FSA Deputies Disaster Relief Committee; member, Pensacola Jr. College Criminal Justice Technology Advisory Committee; member: National Sheriffs’ Association, Pace Quarterback Club, Pace Rotary Club, Think First of NW Florida, and Chambers of Commerce in 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
County Website: http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/