Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Captain Larry Ward

 

Captain Larry WardEducation: Graduate Crestview High School, 1979 Crestview, Florida. Basic Law Enforcement Academy NFWSC formally Okaloosa Walton Community College 1989: Graduate Florida Leadership Academy Class 2, FDLE/FCJEI, 2004: Graduate of Executive Leadership Future Studies Program Charter Class 2010, FDLE/FCJEI: Graduate Senior Leadership Program 2013, FDLE/FCJEI: 2500+ hours of various law enforcement specialized training courses.

Career: Retail Sales, 1979-1992: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Posse, 1987- 1992: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy, 1992-1997: Corporal, 1997- 2001: Sergeant, 2001-2005; Lieutenant, 2005- 2011; 2011 to present serving as North District Commander- Captain.

Honor and Affiliations: Ordained Deacon, member of Dorcas Baptist Church, Crestview, Florida. Charter Member/Past President of North Okaloosa FOP Lodge #146, Crestview, Florida. Current board member and President – Elect 2016 of Crestview Rotary Club. Current President board member of OCSO Sheriff’s Star Charities, Inc. 2014-2016.

Born Crestview, Florida, three children, Chris, Jeremy, Abigail.