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Sheriff Walt McNeil (D)



BS degree, criminology, University of Southern Mississippi; MA degree, criminal justice; graduate, FBI National Academy.


Chief, Tallahassee Police Department; chief, Quincy Police Department; president, International Association of Chiefs of Police; secretary, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; secretary, Florida Department of Corrections; consultant, Intergovernmental Research; consultant, U.S Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council; consultant, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Integrity Panel; elected Sheriff of Leon County, 2016.

Honors and Affiliations 

Tallahassee NAACP Humanitarian Award; Public Sector Business Person of the Year; United States DEA Award; former board member, Boys and Girls Town of Tallahassee; former board member, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce; former board member, Refuge House of Tallahassee; member, Florida Parole Commission Qualifications Committee; 2006 U.S. Delegation to Israel, Anti-Defamation League; practicing member, 100 Black Men of Tallahassee.

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