Sheriff Paul Blackman (R)
AA degree, South Florida Community College; BA degree, Applied Organizational Management, Warner University; Master of Business Administration, 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 2001; Captain of Operation Division, 2013; elected Highlands County Sheriff, 2016.
Honors and Affiliations
Sebring Noon Rotary (Paul Harris Fellow); United Way Board Member; Big Brothers Big Sister Board Member.