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Sheriff Mike Harrison

Sheriff Mike Harrison (R)

County Details

  • County Seat: Port St. Joe
  • Population: 14,192


Wewahitchka High School; BS degree, political science, Florida State University; Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy.


Florida Department of Law Enforcement, 1991-1995; Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, 1995-2004; Gulf County Sheriff’s Office, 2005-2008; Florida Department of Children and Families, 2009; Florida Department of Corrections, Office of Inspector General, 2009-2012; elected Sheriff of Gulf County, 2012; re-elected 2016 and 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Tupelo Masonic Lodge, 2005 and 2013; coach and league officer, Dixie Youth Softball; coach and director, Upward Basketball League; Port St. Joe Lions Club Board of Directors; Regional Domestic Security Task Force; Florida Intelligence Unit; Statewide Cargo Theft Task Force; team leader, Child Abduction Response Team; member National Sheriff’s Association; Florida Sheriffs Association Board of Directors; Florida Sheriff’s Association Legislative Committee; Vice-Chairman Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund.