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.