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Sheriff Mike Harrison (R)

Port St. Joe


Wewahitchka High School; BS degree, political science, Florida State University; Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy.


Florida Department of Law Enforcement, 1991-1995; Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, 1995-2004; Gulf County Sheriff’s Office, 2005-2008; Florida Department of Children and Families, 2009; Florida Department of Corrections, Office of Inspector General, 2009-2012; elected Sheriff of Gulf County, 2012; re-elected 2016.

Honors and Affiliations 

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Tupelo Masonic Lodge, 2005; coach and league officer, Dixie Youth Softball; director, Upward Basketball League; Regional Domestic Security Task Force; Florida Intelligence Unit; Statewide Cargo Theft Task Force; team leader, Child Abduction Response Team; Port St. Joe Lions Club Board of Directors, 2014; Florida Sheriffs Association Board of Directors, 2015-2018; Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund Board of Managers, 2016.

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