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Santa Rosa

Sheriff O. Wendell Hall (R)


Pensacola Junior College; BS degree, criminal justice, with honors, Troy State University.


deputy sheriff through sergeant, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office; elected Sheriff of Santa Rosa County, 2000; re-elected 2004, 2008, 2012.

Honors and Affiliations

NWFL Area Rotary Clubs Ethics in Business Award, 2009; SRC Chamber Man of the Year Award, 2009; Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni Class 16; National Criminal Justice Honor Society; Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Elks Lodge #2787, 2002- 2003; Pace Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year for Exceptional Dedication & Commitment, 2003-2004, 2006-2007; board of directors: District 1, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2005-2007; Santa Rosa County Kids’ House, 2008-present; Navy League Santa Rosa County; chair, FSA Deputies Disaster Relief Committee; member: Pensacola Jr. College Criminal Justice Technology Advisory Committee, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, National Sheriffs’ Association, Pace Quarterback Club, Pace Rotary Club, Think First of NW Florida, Chambers of Commerce in Gulf Breeze, Pace, Jay, Navarre and Santa Rosa County; past president, Florida First Judicial Circuit Law Enforcement Juvenile Crime Council, 2002-2003; past chairman, United Way of Santa Rosa County, 2002; Jay Elementary School Partnership in Education, 2001-2002; 919th Special Operations Wing Family Appreciation Day; Outstanding Contribution of Project Graduation, 2003.

Address: P.O. Box 7129, Milton, 32570-7129
Phone: (850) 983-1100

County Seat: Milton
Population: 154,104
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