Your local sheriff is working every day to keep your community safe, but how well do you really know them? There are 66 sheriffs in Florida, but only one is yours. We encourage you to learn more about the top elected law-enforcement official in your county and how you can support the work of your local sheriff's office.
Today, sheriff deputies and personnel representing 28 Florida sheriffs’ offices graduated from the Florida Sheriffs Association’s prestigious Commanders Academy. The Commanders Academy is an exceptionally informative and educational experience that is vital for public safety leaders of the next generation. The academy provides a comprehensive curriculum and offers programs on leadership skills, business and personal ethics, management training and other topics that relate to the law enforcement profession. Read More
The Florida Sheriffs Association invests in the state of Florida each year by encouraging and rewarding bright, hard-working students whose parents work in a Florida sheriff’s office. Thanks to the partnership formed by the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) and the Motorola Solutions Foundation, ten high-achieving students will receive a college scholarship. Annually, the Motorola Solutions Foundation supports the efforts of the FSA by generously donating $20,000 to support their STEM scholarship for students pursuing a career in any STEM-related field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math). The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as FSA, which support and advance public safety programs and technology & engineering education initiatives. Read More
On April 30, 2018, the Florida Sheriffs Association honored all the fallen deputies and officers who served the law, and the state of Florida, in the line of duty. This year, four names were added to the FSA Memorial Wall during the ceremony. FSA President Walton County Sheriff, Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. joined sheriffs at the FSA Memorial Wall to celebrate the men and women who lost their lives while serving their communities.