Leon County public schools; BS degree, criminology and abnormal psychology, Florida State University; graduate, FBI National Academy, 1972; National Sheriffs’ Institute, 1998; FBI/Florida Executive Development Seminar, 1999
Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves
Jailer to captain of detectives, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, 1961-1966; special agent, Florida Sheriff’s Bureau, 1967-1969; special agent through deputy director, FDLE, 1970-1980; undersheriff, Leon County Sheriff’s Office,1981-1996; elected Sheriff of Leon County, 1996; re-elected 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012
Hoover Award Academic Excellence, FBI National Academy, 1972; Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, Sons of the American Revolution; Leon High School Football Hall of Fame; Distinguished Service Award, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency; Legion of Honor, Order of Demolay; Award of Honor, Steele Brooks Center; President’s Award, Florida Crime Prevention Association; Distinguished Leadership Award and Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America; Florida Sheriffs Association: president, 2006-2007, past chairman of the board; co-chairman, Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Region 2; chairman, Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission; member, Executive Committee, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy; Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation; United Way: board member, past vice-chairman, past chairman; Refuge House Capital Campaign; Steering Committee, JAC Center; Leon County Domestic Violence Council; Tallahassee Race Relations Committee; Tallahassee 25, Lending Kids a Hand; Coordinating Council, Leon County Public Safety; North Florida Fair Association Board; chairman: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, American Heart Association, American Lung Association; honorary chair, Capital City Youth Services Capital Campaign; member: Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems Council, American Legion, Exchange Club, Moose Club, FSU Alumni Association, Leon County Juvenile Justice Council, Leadership Tallahassee, Urban League, Mothers in Crisis; Master Mason, Marzuq Shrine Temple; National Sheriffs’ Association; FBI National Academy Associates; FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association; National Rifle Association; Leon High School Alumni Association; Honorable Kentucky Colonel; League of Women Voters.
Address: P.O. Box 727, Tallahassee, FL 32302-0727
Phone: (850) 922-3300
County Seat: Tallahassee
County Website: www.leoncountyfl.gov