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St. Johns

Sheriff David B. Shoar (R)
St. Augustine


High school diploma, Cathedral High School; AA degree, with honors, St. Johns River Community College, 1987; BS degree, criminal justice, with honors, University of North Florida, 1996; master’s degree, public administration, with honors, University of North Florida, 2001; graduate, FBI National Academy, 193rd session; graduate, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, 46th session; graduate, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Chief Executive Seminar, 35th session; numerous law enforcement courses


25-year veteran, Florida Army National Guard, retired


St. Augustine Police Department, 1981-2004: patrol officer, sergeant, operations commander, administrative services commander, Chief of Police; elected Sheriff of St. Johns County, 2004; ran unopposed 2008 and 2012; adjunct professor, St. Johns River Community College 

Honors and Affiliations

Military: Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal, two Army commendation medals, Florida commendation medal; In-Service Academic Excellence Award, University of North Florida, 2002; Juv. Justice Award, 2002; Criminal Justice Award, FL Council on Crime and Delinquency, 2002; National America’s Most Wanted First Responder All Star award, 2006; Top Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, FL statewide American Legion, 2007; Good Samaritan award, Catholic Charities of St. Johns County, 2008; Gus Craig award for civic involvement, St. Johns County, 2008; board member: EPIC, North FL High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; trustee, St. Augustine Police Pension Fund; advisory council, Institute of Local Government, University of North Florida; St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce; member: St. Johns County Juv. Justice Council, FL Council on Crime and Delinquency, Gold Key National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Pre-Law Society, International Association of Chiefs of Police, FL FBI National Academy Associates, FL Police Chiefs Association, Police Executive Research Forum, National Guards Officer Association, Rotary Club of St. Augustine, Knights of Columbus and Masonic Lodge; lifetime member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; appointed, Div. of Licensing Advisory Council for Private Security, 2003; appointed by Governor Crist, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, September, 2009; reappointed by Governor Scott, August 2012. 

Address: 4015 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, 32084-8611
Phone: (904) 824-8304

County Seat: St. Augustine
Population: 202,188
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