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Sheriff Charlie Creel (NPA)


Leon County High School; Tallahassee Community College; Florida Highway Patrol Academy; Jacksonville Community College; Chief Executive Seminar, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, Class #47; law enforcement training includes more than 1,500 hours of specialized work at numerous schools and courses.


Began in 1974; State of Florida Certified Law Enforcement Officer, 35 years; Florida Highway Patrol Trooper, 30 years; major, Florida Highway Patrol Reserves, five years; retired December 2006; elected Sheriff of Wakulla County, November 2012; traffic incident management consultant, Atkins Global, coordinated traffic incident management training between law enforcement, fire departments, EMS, towing companies and other organizations within the private sector.

Honors and Affiliations

Directors Award for Lifesaving, Florida Highway Patrol, 2001, 2002; Statewide Trooper of the Month, Florida Highway Patrol, 2001; nominated, Trooper of the Year, Florida Highway Patrol, 2001; Trooper of the Month, Troop H, Florida Highway Patrol, 2002; founding member, past president, NAMI Wakulla, Inc., affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness; past president, member, Crawfordville Lions Club; member: Florida Association of State Troopers, Friends of Wakulla Springs, Crawford Masonic Lodge #294; major, Florida Highway Patrol Reserves; Sheriff’s Advisory Council to the Florida Highway Patrol; special assignments: FBI Task Force investigating a national ring of persons committing million dollar insurance fraud; Florida Highway Patrol Bureau of Investigations investigating auto theft, driver license fraud, identity theft and internal affairs; security aide to the Lieutenant Governor, Executive Office of the Governor (EOG), Florida Highway Patrol liaison between the FHP and EOG, six years; EOG law enforcement liaison to the U.S. Secret Service, Miami Summit of the Americas, attended by the President of the United States and 35 leaders from other western hemisphere countries, 1994; appointed, Florida Accreditation Commission, October 2014.

Address: 15 Oak St., Crawfordville, 32327-2090
Phone: (850) 745-7100

County Seat: Crawfordville
Population: 30,978
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