Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

  • Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
  • Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers
  • Teen Driver Challenge
  • Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
  • Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers
  • Teen Driver Challenge

Michele E. Nicholson

 

Michele NicholsonEducation: Dorman High School, Spartanburg, SC; BA degree with honors, Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina; numerous law enforcement specialized public information training courses.

Career: WLTX-TV Columbia South Carolina general assignment news reporter and special assignments reporter; News Director at WFTW-AM and 99FM Fort Walton Beach; Public Information Officer, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office; Okaloosa County Bureau Chief, WEAR-TV Channel 3 Pensacola; co-anchor WFGX-TV NEWS; Host, Emerald Coast Health News; Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer.

Honors and Affiliations: Public Information Named “Exemplary” OCSO Program by Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, FWB Rotary Board of Directors, Panhandle Animal Welfare Society Board of Directors, Regional Director for Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association, Okaloosa/Walton United Way Marketing Committee, Founding Member of Okaloosa County Commission on Status of Women, AP News Story of Year for medium market, Okaloosa American Heart Association, Eglin Air Force Base Honorary Commander, National Information Officers Association, Air Force Armament Museum Board of Directors, Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization.

Born Punxsutawney, PA, spouse Scott, two children