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Sheriff Eric Flowers

Sheriff Eric Flowers (R)

Staff contact for: Research Institute, Task Force
Indian River | View All Sheriffs

County Details

  • County Seat: Vero Beach
  • Population: 159,788


Bachelor’s of business administration, Stetson University; Master of science, criminal justice, University of Central Florida; Graduate certificate in police leadership, University of Central Florida; FBI National Academy session 270; Leadership Florida Connect Class IX; Florida Leadership Academy Class XIII; DEA Advanced Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs; DEA Advanced Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Blue Lightning; Numerous Florida Sheriffs Association conferences and training seminars; Chief Executives Seminar; 2021 Sheriffs Fellow of the Claremont Institute.


18 years of service with the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, patrol deputy, SWAT and Honor Guard member, FTO, detective, detective sergeant, lieutenant of community affairs, major of the Bureau of Administration, major of law enforcement.

Honors and Affiliations

2019 40 Under 40, International Association of Chiefs of Police; 2018 Crisis Communicator of the Year, Florida Public Relations Association; 2016 Drug Enforcement Administration Excellence in Law Enforcement Award, Miami Field Division; 2012 Law Enforcement Deputy of the Year, Hundred Club of Indian River County; 2011 Distinguished Group Award, U.S. Marshals.

Quote from Your Sheriff

“As the 11th Sheriff of Indian River County, I serve the citizens with a customer-service oriented approach. It is important that both the public and our agency members feel they are well-served by their Sheriff’s Office.”
~ Sheriff Eric Flowers