Sheriff Tommy Ford (R)
Port St. Joe High School; Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City; BA degree, accounting, University of West Florida, Pensacola; FDLE Foundational Leadership Program, Tallahassee; Graduate Certificate Criminal Justice Education, University of Virginia; FBI National Academy, 258th Session.
Special Agent, Resident Agent in Charge, Panama City Field Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, 1992—2009; Operations Commander and Chief Deputy, Bay County Sheriff’s Office, 2009 to present; Appointed Sheriff of Bay County, August 1, 2016. Elected unopposed for term beginning January 2017.
Honors and Affiliations
Bay Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation, president; Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, director; Tyndall Federal Credit Union, director.