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Sheriff Noel E. Stephen (R)



Okeechobee High School; Indian River State College; South Florida State College.


Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, Volunteer Firefighter, 1985; Emergency Medical Technician, 1987; Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office: corrections, 1987-1990; road patrol deputy, 1990-1994; Corporal road patrol, 1998-2000; investigator, 2000-2001; Captain road patrol, 2001-2005; Major over law enforcement, corrections, finance and administration, 2005-2016; elected Sheriff, November 2016.

Honors and Affiliations 

Okeechobee Masonic Lodge 237; Shriner; Kiwanis; vice president, Victim's Rights Coalition; Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition; Department of Juvenile Justice Circuit Board.