Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Major Arnold L. Brown

Education: Choctawhatchee High
School, Fort Walton Beach, FL 1987; Basic Law Enforcement Academy, Pensacola
Junior College 1989; Drug Unit Commanders Academy, Quantico, VA, 2006;
Leadership Program, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute, Tallahassee,
FL, 2009; various law enforcement specialized training courses; Graduate of the 248th Session of the Federal
Bureau of Investigations National Academy, March of 2012, Quantico, VA.

Career: County Sheriff’s Office; Sheriff’s Explorer, 1985-1988; Communications Officer, 1987-1989; Deputy Sheriff patrol division, 1989-1994; Investigator City-County Mutual Drug Task Force, 1994-1997; Deputy Sheriff Problem Oriented Policing Unit, 1997; Investigator Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force, 1997-2002; Sergeant Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force, 2002-2005; Lieutenant, Community Policing Unit, 2005; Lieutenant, Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force, 2005-2008; Lieutenant, Field Service Division, 2008-2010; Captain, Investigative Services Division, 2010. Major, Investigations Bureau, 2013.

Achievements: Designated as a Subject Matter Expert by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the field of Narcotics Identification and Investigations, 2004;

Affiliations: Fratenal Order of Police Lodge, North Okaloosa County Lodge # 146; Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers Board of Directors; Judge Ben Gordon Family Visitation Center Board of Directors; 2013 Honorary Commander Eglin Air Force Base 96th Security Forces Squadron.

Born Covington, LA, Spouse Krista, Children 2, Church Catholic.