Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. (R)
Walton High School; BS degree, criminology, Florida State University, 1992; Florida State Parole Officer Academy, 1993; Florida Department of Law Enforcement Chief Executive Seminar, class No. 40, 2005; National Sheriff's Institute, class of 2011; Chief Executive Seminar, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, class No. 40; Rural Executive Management Institute, class No. 26 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Seminar
State Probation and Parole; Tallahassee Police Department; Defuniak Springs Police -Chief of Police; elected Sheriff of Walton County, 2008; re-elected 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
Director, Walton County Emergency Management, appointed 2009; commissioner, Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation; member, Florida Sheriffs Association Legislative Committee; co-chair, Region 1 Domestic Security Task Force; board member, Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association; board of directors, FSA, Region 1; Van R. Butler Hospitality Award - Man of the Year, 2011; Northwest Florida Coast Florida Public Relations Association - Man of the Year, 2010; Humanitarian Award - Tallahassee Police Department, 2005.
Address: 752 Triple G Road, DeFuniak Springs, 32433
Phone: (850) 892-8186
County Seat: DeFuniak Springs
County Website: http://www.co.walton.fl.us