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Sheriff Charles R. Wells (R)



AS degree, criminal justice, Columbia Southern University.


Florida Highway Patrol, 21 years; Manatee County Sheriff's Office, five years; chief of police, Palmetto Police Department, five years; elected Sheriff of Manatee County, 2016.

Honors and Affiliations 

Manatee County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, 1991; Manatee County Whitey Knutsen Award, 1991; Unidos Now Visionary Award, 2012; Manatee County NAACP Humanitarian Award, 2014; Edgar H. Price, Jr. Humanitarian Award, 2016.

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