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Sheriff Mike Wood


A.S. degree, criminal justice technology, Tallahassee Community College; attended: DEA Drug Unit Commander Academy; Chief Executive Seminar, Florida Department of Law Enforcement; FBI National Academy; obtained numerous leadership and investigative certifications.


Leon County Sheriff’s Office: deputy sheriff, 1983; uniform patrol deputy, school resource deputy, promoted to detective, 1987; Property Crimes detective, Violent Crimes detective, promoted to rank of sergeant, 1993; supervised uniform patrol shift, Property Crimes Unit, Violent Crimes Unit, 1993-1997; promoted to lieutenant, 1997; supervised uniform patrol shift as watch commander, Vice/Narcotics, Property Crimes Units, 1997-2002; promoted to captain, 2002; bureau commander, Criminal Investigations Bureau, responsible for seven investigative units; promoted to major, 2006; division director for all law enforcement operations, director of operations, Leon County Jail, 2006; undersheriff, 2015; appointed Sheriff of Leon County by Gov. Rick Scott, Jan. 2015.

Honors and Affiliations

Recipient, Distinguished Career Service Award, Committee of 99, 2011; served as a member: Tactical Dive Team, SWAT; sniper, sniper team leader, SWAT; hostage team commander; member: Leadership Tallahassee, Northside Kiwanis, Exchange Club, FBI National Academy Associates, United Way Leadership; Leon County Sheriff’s Office campaign chair: United Way, American Heart Association; lifetime member: Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, Florida Special Olympics, Tiger Bay, Co-chair North Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force..

Address: P.O. Box 727, Tallahassee, FL 32302-0727
Phone: (850) 606-3300

County Seat: Tallahassee
Population: 283,988
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