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Sheriff's Office
400 S. Eucalyptus St.
Sebring, Florida 33870
P: 863-402-7200
F: 863-402-7296

Jail Location

338 S. Orange St.
Sebring, Florida 33870
P: 863-402-7201
F: 863-402-7271

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Sheriff Paul BlackmanSHERIFF BLACKMAN


The Sheriff as outlined in Article VIII, Section 1 (D) of the State Constitution is responsible for law enforcement and the protection of life and property in Highlands County, the welfare and safekeeping of the law offenders incarcerated in the Highlands County Jail, and for security and order in the Circuit and County Courts.



        2006 – Captain Highlands County Sheriff’s Office

  • Detention Bureau:  Operations Division
  • Law Enforcement Bureau
  • Court Related Services Division – Judicial Process, Training, Accreditation, Property & Evidence
  • Uniform Patrol Division – Patrol, K-9, School Resource, Marine Patrol, Aviation Unit, Ag Unit

     2005 – 2006 – Lieutenant/Watch Commander Road Patrol

     2003 – 2005 – Sergeant/Road Patrol

     2001 – 2003 – Detective Property/Persons Crimes

     1994 – 2001 – K-9 Handler & Ag Deputy/Marine Patrol

     1993 – 1994 – Deputy Sheriff


            Certified Public Manager

            Masters Degree

            Business Administration, Warner South College

            Bachelors Degree

            Applied Organizational Management; Warner Southern College

            Associates Degree

            South Florida Community College

 Skills and Special Training:

  • Over 1,000 hours of specialized police training
  • Florida Sheriff’s Association, Commanders Academy (Class President)
  • FBI Leadership Training
  • Management of Large organizations with dozens of employees
  • Management of multi-million dollar budgets
  • Leadership
  • Consensus building

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