Sheriff Tommy Ford (R)
BA degree, accounting, University of West Florida; graduate certificate in criminal justice education, University of Virginia; FDLE Foundational Leadership Program, 2001; FBI National Academy, 258th Session, 2014.
FDLE special agent, resident agent in charge, 1992-2009; Bay County Sheriff’s Office, chief deputy, 2009-2016; elected Sheriff of Bay County, 2016.
Honors and Affiliations
Tyndall Federal Credit Union, director, 2014--2016; Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Executive Board, 2013-present; Bay Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation, president, 2010-2017; FSA Cold Case Advisory Commission, Vice Chair, 2017- present; Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Director,
2017-present; Florida Sheriff’s Task Force, Zone 1 Representative, 2017-present; Commissioner, Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, 2018-present; Director, Panama City Marine Institute, 2018-present.