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Sheriff Noel E. Stephen (R)

Okeechobee | View All Sheriffs

County Details

  • County Seat: Okeechobee
  • Population: 39,644


Okeechobee High School; Indian River State College; South Florida State College.


Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue: volunteer firefighter, 1985; emergency medical technician, 1987; Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office: corrections, 1987-1990; road patrol deputy, 1990-1994; investigator, 1994-1998; corporal road patrol, 1998-2000; investigator, 2000-2001; captain road patrol, 2001-2005; major over law enforcement, corrections, finance and administration, 2005-2016; elected Sheriff of Okeechobee County, 2016 and re-elected 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Okeechobee Masonic Lodge 237; Shriner; Kiwanis past president; vice president, Victim’s Rights Coalition; Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition; Department of Juvenile Justice Circuit Board; Treasure Coast Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs Association past president; Board Member IRSC Regional Training Council.