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Sheriff Vent Crawford

Sheriff Vent Crawford (R)

Staff contact for: Accreditation Assistance

County Details

  • County Seat: Wauchula
  • Population: 25,327


South Florida State College, associate’s degree; University of South Florida, bachelor’s in criminal justice; American Military University, master’s in criminal justice (thesis remaining); Executive leadership training; Evidence/property training; FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission training; FEMA Incident Command System training; FEMA ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incident training; FEMA Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incident training; FEMA National Incident Management System; Field officer training; Human diversity for instructors; Leadership for mid-level managers; Law enforcement instructor certification; Law enforcement high liability instructor training, firearms and use of force, PR 24 Baton; Sex crimes investigation; Troop training coordination certification; FCIC/NCIC certification.


Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy for Law Enforcement; Trooper; Homicide sergeant; District lieutenant shift commander; Ft. Myers Regional Command; Lieutenant over evidence and training.

Honors and Affiliations

Hardee County Fair vice president/director; past president and player agent for Hardee County Little League; past chairman of the Juvenile Justice Board; Volunteer for Hardee County Chamber, Athletic Foundation and Education Foundation; Member of the original National Accreditation Committee for the Florida Highway Patrol.