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Sheriff William Snyder (R)


BA degree, criminal justice, Florida Gulf Coast University; 1,000 hours advanced law enforcement training, FBI National Academy, University of Virginia


Approximately 33 years law enforcement experience; Miami-Dade Police Department, 20 years; elected, Florida House of Representatives, 2006-2012, served as chairman, Judiciary Committee; member, Appropriations Committee, House Leadership Team; focused on public safety issues, passed nine law enforcement bills, including a rewrite of Florida’s gang law, a rewrite of Florida’s human trafficking statutes, a rewrite of Florida’s background screening law, a revamping of Florida’s DNA law; elected Sheriff of Martin County, 2012

Honors and Affiliations

Legislative Champion Award, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2012; Leadership Award, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2011; John and Reve Walsh Missing Children’s Day Award, 2011; Legislator of the Year Award, Florida Police Chiefs Association, 2010; recognition from John Walsh/America’s Most Wanted as “Katie’s Hero” in reference to DNA legislation; Outstanding Leadership Award, Florida Gang Investigators Association; Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence; recognition for Superior Performance, Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Lawrence E. Hoffman Legislative Champion Award, Florida Police Benevolent Association; Friend of Free Enterprise Award, Associated Builders and Contractors; special recognition from Florida Family Policy Council; special recognition from New Horizons for work on behalf of children and families; Brass Ring Award, Boy Scout Gulfstream Council; Faith and Family Award, Christian Coalition of Florida; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Martin County for work on behalf of children.

Address: 800 S.E. Monterey Rd., Stuart, 34994-4599
Phone: (772) 220-7000

County Seat: Stuart
Population: 148,817
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