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Sheriff Paul Blackman

Sheriff Paul Blackman (R)

Highlands | View All Sheriffs

County Details

  • County Seat: Sebring
  • Population: 101,235


AA degree, South Florida Community College; BA degree, applied organizational management, Warner University; MBA, Warner University; Certified Public Manager, Florida State University; Commanders Academy, Florida Sheriffs Association; numerous law enforcement courses.


Deputy sheriff, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, 1993; canine handler, 1994; detective, 2001; patrol sergeant, 2003; watch commander, 2005; Uniform Patrol Division, captain, 2006; Judicial Services Division, captain, 2010; Operation Division, captain, 2013; elected Sheriff of Highlands County, 2016 and re-elected 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Sebring Noon Rotary, Paul Harris Fellow; United Way Board Member; Big Brothers Big Sister Board Member.