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Sheriff William Snyder (R)

County Details

  • County Seat: Stuart
  • Population: 158,431


Bachelor’s degree, criminal justice, Florida Gulf Coast University (1,000 hours advanced law enforcement training); FBI National Academy, University of Virginia, Harvard Kennedy School- Senior Executives in State and Local Government; approximately 42 years law enforcement experience.


Miami-Dade Police Department, 20 years; elected to the Florida House of Representatives, served as chairman of Judiciary Committee, 2006-2012; member, Appropriations Committee; member, House Leadership Team; focused on public safety issues, passed nine law enforcement bills including: 1) rewrite of Florida’s gang law, 2) rewrite of Florida’s human trafficking statutes, 3) rewrite of Florida’s background screening law, 4) revamping of Florida’s DNA law; Elected Sheriff of Martin County, 2012; re-elected 2016 and 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Florida Sheriff’s Association Legislative Champion Award, 2012; Florida Sheriff’s Association Leadership Award, 2011; John and Reve Walsh Missing Children’s Day Award, 2011; Legislator of the Year Award, Florida Police Chiefs Association, 2010; “Katie’s Hero” recognition in reference to DNA legislation, John Walsh/America’s Most Wanted; Outstanding Leadership Award, Florida Gang Investigators Association; Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence; Superior Performance recognition, Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Lawrence E. Hoffman Legislative Champion Award, Florida Police Benevolent Association; Friend of Free Enterprise Award, Associated Builders and Contractors; Special Recognition, Florida Family Policy Council; Special Recognition for work on behalf of children and families, New Horizons; Brass Ring Award, Boy Scout Gulfstream Council; Faith and Family Award, Christian Coalition of Florida; Recognition for work on behalf of children, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Martin County; served on Criminal Justice Committee/Statewide Council on Human Trafficking; served on Human Trafficking Coalition; currently serving on the Violent Crime Council; served on Criminal Punishment Code Task Force.

Quote from Your Sheriff

“Public Safety is the first priority of government and as Sheriff of Martin County, it is my extreme honor to work for and with the people of Martin County to keep our community safe.”
~ Sheriff William Snyder