Each year the Florida sheriffs Association recognizes exemplary performance in law enforcement and corrections at our sheriffs’ conferences. The three key awards consistent of:
40 Years of Service to Law Enforcement Award
The Florida Sheriffs Association offers a special "Lifetime Honorary Membership" to Sheriffs' Office employees with 40 years of service or more to law enforcement. If you fit the criteria – having served at least 20 years and one day in a Florida Sheriff's Office, with the remaining years of law enforcement service within the state of Florida – please contact your sheriff to be recognized.
Sheriffs' Offices may also download this form to submit names.
Law Enforcement Hall of Fame
In October 2014, the Hall of Fame was created through Section 264.0041, Florida Statutes, to recognize and honor law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of Florida’s citizens and visitors through their works, service and exemplary accomplishments. Read more.
A rare award that the Florida sheriffs bestow on occasion is the title of “Honorary Sheriff.” This is given to someone who is a big supporter of law enforcement in Florida. The recipient, being of both high character and ethics, is recognized for their long-time support and relationship with law enforcement and/or the civil duties performed for the law enforcement society. See the list of previous recipients and years. (PDF)