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Sheriff Paul Blackman (R)



AA degree, South Florida Community College; BA degree, applied organizational management, Warner University; MBA, Warner University; Certified Public Manager, Florida State University; Commanders Academy, Florida Sheriffs Association; numerous law enforcement courses.


Deputy sheriff, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, 1993; canine handler, 1994; detective, 2001; patrol sergeant, 2003; watch commander, 2005; captain, Uniform Patrol Division, 2006; captain, Judicial Services Division, 2010; captain, Operation Division, 2013; elected Sheriff of Highlands County, 2016.

Honors and Affiliations

Sebring Noon Rotary, Paul Harris Fellow; United Way, board member; Big Brothers Big Sister, board member.