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Sheriff Staly

Sheriff Rick Staly (R)

Flagler | View All Sheriffs

County Details

  • County Seat: Bunnell
  • Population: 115,378


Winter Park High School, 1974; Seminole Community College, 1975; Law Enforcement Academy; BS degree, criminal justice, Rollins College, 1982; MS degree, justice administration, University of Louisville, 1991; FBI National Academy, 177th Session; National Sheriff’s Institute, 112th Session; Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course, 79th AOC, FBI LEEDS, 79th Session.


Oviedo Police Department, dispatcher, police officer, 1974-75; Altamonte Springs Police Department, 1976; Orange County Sheriff’s Office, deputy sheriff, corporal, sergeant, detective sergeant, lieutenant, A/captain, colonel, director, undersheriff, 1977-2001; Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, reserve deputy sheriff and private security company owner, 2001-2012; Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, undersheriff, 2013-2015; 7th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, reserve investigator, 2016; elected Sheriff of Flagler County, 2016; re-elected 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Governor’s Medal of Heroism; Orange County Sheriff’s Office Medal of Valor; Purple Heart Medal; Distinguished Service Award Medal; Medal of Merit; Sheriff’s Citation Medal; Kevlar Survivor’s Club Award; Sons of the American Revolution; International Association of Police Chiefs and Florida Police Chiefs Association, life member; Volusia/Flagler Police Chiefs Association; National Sheriff’s Association, life member; Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, Board Chair; Florida Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Vice President; Florida Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation, Commission Chair; Florida Sheriffs Association, Director and Lifetime Achievement Award; Flagler County Cattleman’s Association; B.P.O.E.# 2709 – Palm Coast, member and 2018 Citizen of the Year; NE Florida 10-13 Club; Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 171; Orlando Lodge 69 F. & A. M., past master; Bunnell Lodge 200 F. & A. M.; Orlando Scottish Rite; Bahia Shrine; Flagler Beach United Methodist Church.

Quote from Your Sheriff

“It is my privilege to serve as Sheriff of Flagler County and lead an amazing team of professionals serving our community with honor and a duty to protect every day.”
~ Sheriff Rick Staly