Sheriff Donald F. "Don" Eslinger (R)
Public schools in Warren, MI; attended Macomb County (MI) Community College and Seminole Community College, Criminal Justice studies; FBI National Academy, 168th Session; BA degree, applied behavioral science, National Louis University
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, 34 years, advanced to Major; appointed Sheriff of Seminole County, 1990, elected, 1992, re-elected, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
Leadership Award, Republican Executive Committee; Seminole Community Mental Health Center Excellence Award; Florida Crime Prevention Association’s President’s Award; Elected Official of the Year 2005, Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce; Good Government Award from Private Business Association of Seminole County, 2006; Seminole County Leadership Award, Office of the State Attorney 18th Judicial Circuit, 2008; Leadership Legends Award, Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to young people, Boy Scouts of America, 2009; Community Service Award, Seminole Association of School Administrators, 2009; Spirit of Youth Award, Girls & Boys Town of Central Florida; Florida President’s Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI); Service to Mankind Award, Sertoma Club; R. David Thomas Child Advocate of the Year Award, Children’s Home Society; Leadership Award, Florida Partners in Crisis; Friend of Youth Award, Optimist Club of Sanford, 2006; CALEA, Egon Bittner Award, 2012; Leadership Seminole, 2008; governance board, Central Florida Intelligence Exchange; board of directors, Law Enforcement Technology Training and Research, Inc.; chairman, board of managers, Florida Sheriff’s Risk Management Fund Florida Sheriffs Association, past president board of directors; board of directors, Treatment Advocacy Center, Arlington, VA; advisory board, Envision Seminole and Keep Seminole Beautiful; advisory board member, FDLE’s Missing Children Information Clearinghouse; executive board, Central Florida Criminal Justice Association; executive board, Central Florida Boy Scout Council; executive board, Kids House of Seminole; Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, Seminole Community College; member, Safe House of Seminole, Founders’ Council; board of directors, Florida Network of Youth & Family Services; chairman, Zone 5, Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force; member, Governor’s Criminal & Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council; co-chairman, Governor’s Central Florida Drug Enforcement Strike Force; advisory board member, Florida Tax Watch Center for Smart Justice.
Address: 100 Bush Blvd., Sanford, 32773-6706
Phone: (407) 665-6600
County Seat: Sanford
County Website: http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/