- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings is the new president of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

Demings was sworn in Tuesday as head of the association, which provides training and advocacy for Florida’s 67 sheriffs and staff. The organization says he is the first black sheriff to preside over the group.

He succeeds Sheriff Sadie Darnell of Alachua County.

Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson was elected the association’s vice president; Columbia County Sheriff Mike Hunter was elected secretary and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri was elected treasurer.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide