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Sheriff Rick Staly (R)



Winter Park High School, 1974; Seminole Community College, 1975, Law Enforcement Academy; BS degree, criminal justice, Rollins College, 1982; MS degree, justice administration, University of Louisville, 1991; FBI National Academy, 177th Session; National Sheriff's Institute, 112th Session; Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course, 79th AOC.


Oviedo Police Department, 1974-75, dispatcher, police officer; Altamonte Springs Police Department, 1976; Orange County Sheriff's Office, 1977-2001, deputy sheriff, corporal, sergeant, detective sergeant, lieutenant, captain, colonel, director, undersheriff; Seminole County Sheriff's Office, 2001-2012, reserve deputy sheriff and private security company owner; Flagler County Sheriff's Office, 2013-2015, undersheriff; 7th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office, 2016, reserve investigator; elected Sheriff of Flagler County, 2016.

Honors and Affiliations

Governor's Medal of Heroism; Orange County Sheriff's Office Medal of Valor; Purple Heart Medal; Distinguished Service Award Medal; Medal of Merit; Sheriff's Citation Medal; Kevlar Survivor's Club award; Sons of the American Revolution; International Assoc. of Police Chiefs and Florida Police Chiefs Assoc.; Volusia/Flagler Police Chiefs Association; Flagler County Cattleman's Association; Orlando Lodge 69 F. & A. M., Past Master; Bunnell Lodge 200 F. & A. M.; Orlando Scottish Rite; Bahia Shrine; Flagler Beach United Methodist Church.