Last week, Historic City News learned that St Johns County Sheriff David Shoar traveled to Marco Island to attend the annual summer conference of the Florida Sheriff’s Association, where he received a labor relations award and was elected vice president for the upcoming fiscal year.
Executive Director of the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund, David Harvey, presented the “Excellence in Labor and Ethics Relations” award, acknowledging Shoar, Baker County Sheriff Joey Dobson, and Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy, for their efforts to reduce losses in their agencies.
Last year, Shoar was elected Secretary by the association’s 67 voting members; and, during this year’s closing ceremony, he was installed as vice president. Over 3,500 business leaders, and 130,000 private citizen members, support the non-profit Association and its charitable programs that enhance law enforcement in all counties throughout the state.
The following sheriffs will serve during 2013-2014:
President, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
Vice President, St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar
Secretary, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell
Treasurer, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings
Past President, Highland County Sheriff Susan Benton