Sheriff Tommy Ford (R)
Port St. Joe High School; Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City; BA degree, accounting, University of West Florida; FDLE Foundational Leadership Program, 2011; 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; Bay County Sheriff’s Office, chief deputy, 2009-2016; elected Sheriff of Bay County, 2016.
Honors and Affiliations
Bay Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation, president, 2010-2017; Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, director, 2013-present; Tyndall Federal Credit Union, director, 2014-present.