Leon County Sheriff

Tom Flanigan

What’s in a name? Leon County no longer has a “jail”, but instead a “detention facility.” That name change reflects a changed reality for the building and the people who occupy it.

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There’s a new Sheriff in town. Walt McNeil was sworn in as Leon County's Sheriff Tuesday.

Leon County Sheriff's Office

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is promising a new social media app means they’ll be right next door. 

No Primary Election For Leon County Sheriff Race

Jun 24, 2016
Leon County Sheriff's Office

 Voters will not see any Leon County Sheriff candidates on the primary ballots, after changes were made in the final day of election qualification.

McNeil, flanked by his wife Gloria.
Nick Evans

Former Tallahassee Police Chief Walt McNeil officially kicked his Leon County Sheriff campaign off Thursday.  He’s running on lowering crime and revamping the county’s oft-criticized consolidated dispatch agency.

Leon County Sheriffs Department

  Update 12/26/2014: Funeral services for Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell will take place at St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm. St. Peter’s Anglican Church is located at 4784 Thomasville Road in Tallahassee, Florida.


Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell has died. He was 72 years old.

Leon County Sheriff's Office

Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell’s lung cancer is back.  

The sheriff shared the news with members of his department Tuesday.

Sheriff's Camp Helps Officers Bond With Kids

Jun 13, 2013
Chris Ford

The scene is Tallahassee’s Leon High School. Right now, it’s also the Leon County Sheriff’s Adventure Camp, students from the Leon County school district are learning CPR and getting lessons on operating an automatic external defibrillator, or AED. Deputies also give lessons on leadership skills, as well as drug abuse and gang prevention. And students build positive relationships with the officers—even calling them by nicknames.

“The deputy at my school, we all call him Big Daddy,” said Abrianna Simmons, a student at Rickards High School.