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Sheriff A.J. Smith (R)



BA degree, public administration, Barry University.


Franklin County Sheriff's Office, 1980-82, 1983-87; Florida Marine Patrol, 1983; Leon County Sheriff's Office, 1987-1992; Florida Department of Insurance, 1992-1999; Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 1999-2005; Walton County Sheriff's Office, 2013-2016, chief deputy; elected Sheriff of Franklin County, 2016.

Honors and Affiliations 

Former executive director, Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association; Florida Sheriffs Association; Florida Police Chiefs Association; board member, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; Florida SWAT Association; National Tactical Officers Association; American Society Law Enforcement Trainers; National Rifle Association; Cops for Kids Tallahassee, president; Ramp It Up, founding member; Big Bend Hospice, board member; Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce; Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce.