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County Details

  • County Seat: Ocala
  • Population: 375,908

Sheriff Billy Woods


Ocala Christian Academy; Bob Jones University, 1986-1989; BS degree, Criminal Justice Administration/Business Management, Columbia Southern University; Class President of the Leadership of Ocala/Marion Class XXVII.


City of Ocala Police Department, 26 years; elected Sheriff of Marion County, 2016 and re-elected in 2020.

Honors and Affiliations 

Ocala Police Department awarded Medal of Valor, Medal of Distinction, four Distinguished Group Awards; Certificate of Commendation from the American Legion; board member, Salvation Army; Ocala/Marion Chamber & Economic Partnership; Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection; Vice-Chair of the 2021-22 Florida Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors; Board Member for Marion Senior Services and Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch; Florida Sheriff’s Association, District 3, Chair for Marion Senior Services and Sheriffs Ranches Enterprises.

Quote from Your Sheriff

“Our profession is a calling from God. The Stars or Badges in which we wear upon our uniforms represents the nobility of our profession – Our Integrity. Only one person can take that Integrity from us and that is we ourselves. That value must stand true to the very core of our being for all of us in the uniform.”
~ Sheriff Billy Woods