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Sheriff Frank McKeithen (R)
Panama City

Education

Vernon High School; Chipola Junior College; Gulf Coast Community College

Career

39 years of Florida law enforcement service; Panama City Police Department 1973-1974; Gulf County Sheriff’s Office 1974-1975; patrol deputy, investigator, lieutenant, captain of Criminal Investigations, Bay County Sheriff’s Office,1976-1995; appointed interim Sheriff of Gulf County, 1995; elected Sheriff of Gulf County, 1996; ran unopposed, 2000; appointed interim Sheriff of Bay County by Gov. Jeb Bush, 2003; elected Sheriff of Bay County, 2004; ran unopposed 2008; re-elected 2012 

Honors and Affiliations

Florida’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, 1993; recognized Outstanding Alumni, Gulf Coast State College, 2011; previous Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association; previous Florida Sheriff’s Task Force Chairman Zone 1; DEA Certified Clandestine Drug Laboratory Investigator.


SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Address: 3421 N. Hwy. 77, Panama City, 32405-5009
Phone: (850) 747-4700
Website: http://www.bayso.org/

COUNTY DETAILS
County Seat: Panama City
Population: 171,903
County Website: http://co.bay.fl.us/

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