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Sheriff Billy Woods (R)



Ocala Christian Academy; Bob Jones University, 1986-1989; BS degree, criminal justice administration/business management, Columbia Southern University.


City of Ocala Police Department, 26 years; elected Sheriff of Marion County, 2016.

Honors and Affiliations 

Ocala Police Department, Medal of Valor, Medal of Distinction, four Distinguished Group awards; Certificate of Commendation, American Legion; board member, Marion Senior Services; event chair, Relay for Life of Ocala; March of Dimes; Hospice Steel Horse Stampede Motorcycle Ride; board member, All About You Angels Organization; educator for home school students within Marion County for Drivers Training and Traffic Safety.

Behind the Badge