Tag: Tommy Ford
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A.G. GancarskiDecember 27, 2018
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The Governor-elect Ron DeSantis‘ transition-based public safety panel convened Thursday with juvenile crime and incarceration the topic du jour. The 45-person panel is stacked with law enforcement professionals, as well as civilians impacted by the Parkland tragedy.  The first major topic: juvenile crime. Unsurprisingly, the conclusion was the kids aren’t alright (building on contentions made […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 20, 2018

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Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis‘ transition-based public safety panel convened Thursday to move forward on one of the candidate’s winning issues. Support from police unions and sheriffs proved pivotal in DeSantis’ win over Democrat Andrew Gillum last month, with a constant drumbeat insisting that Gillum was soft on crime. The committee is heavy on professional law enforcement officers, along with […]

News Service Of FloridaOctober 11, 2018
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Imploring people to be patient, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday morning on Facebook that it was temporarily preventing Hurricane Michael evacuees from re-entering the county. The Facebook post said checkpoints had been set up on three major highways and that the only people allowed to enter were members of relief crews. The sheriff’s […]

Drew WilsonJune 20, 2018
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Adam Putnam’s gubernatorial campaign announced Wednesday that it had locked down another eight endorsements from Republican county sheriffs. Included in the new bloc of backers, all of whom hail from the Panhandle, were Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson, Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley, Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews, Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford, Gulf County […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 28, 2018
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Medical providers and law enforcement leaders came out fighting on Wednesday, urging the Florida House to restore funding for opioid addiction treatment. The House budget eliminates funding for 52 community providers under the state courts system, 45 programs under the Department of Children and Families (DCF) program, and 10 programs run by sheriffs and law […]

Drew WilsonNovember 7, 2017
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Republican Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody banked another law enforcement endorsement Tuesday, this time from Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford. “Ashley Moody’s conservative principles and steadfast commitment to the rule of law distinguishes her from the pack. Florida needs an experienced ‘top cop’ with a proven track record of working with law enforcement to combat […]

Jim RosicaAugust 17, 2016
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Republican Neal Dunn racked up another slate of endorsements Wednesday, with thumbs-up from a trio of top law enforcers. Dunn’s campaign announced recommendations from: — Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford. — Former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner, former Bay County Sheriff and Bay County Commissioner Guy Tunnell. — Former Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen. Dunn is running […]

Staff ReportsJuly 29, 2016
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Gov. Rick Scott on Friday appointed Tommy Ford as Bay County sheriff. Ford, 47, of Lynn Haven, has served in law enforcement for 22 years and currently is chief deputy of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. He got his bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He’ll serve […]


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