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Local Sheriff Elected As New Florida Sheriffs Association President

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Florida Sheriffs Association

A Panhandle sheriff is now the new President of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson says he’s quote, “thrilled and honored to serve in this once in a lifetime role.” As the new President, he’ll be responsible for Florida’s 67 sheriffs.

Before stepping into this role, Adkinson served as the Vice President for the Florida Sheriffs Association—previously led by Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.

Adkinson has close to 20 years of law enforcement experience, which includes stints at the Florida Department of Corrections and the Tallahassee Police Department.