Keeping Wakulla County Safe.
SHERIFF CHARLIE CREEL BIO
Charles William “Charlie” Creel (NPA)
Born: March 6, 1953 in Brunswick, Ga.
Children: one daughter, Hillary
Church: Crawfordville United Methodist Church
Education: Leon County High School, Tallahassee Community College, Florida Community College in Jacksonville and Florida Highway Patrol Academy.
Career: Started in 1974. He has been a State of Florida Certified Law Enforcement Officer for 35 years. Thirty years in law enforcement as a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper and five years as a Major with the Florida Highway Patrol Reserves. He retired in December 2006. Elected Wakulla County Sheriff on Nov. 6, 2012.
Employed as a Traffic Incident Management Consultant by Atkins Global where he coordinated traffic incident management training between law enforcement, fire departments, EMS, towing companies and other organizations within the private sector.
Law enforcement training includes more than 1,500 hours of specialized work at numerous schools and courses.
Extended Family: Mother--Virginia Barnes has lived in Wakulla County for six years. Sister--June Vause and husband Eugene have lived in the county for more than 38 years. Sister--Jan Condon lives in Tallahassee with her husband, Dan. Brother--Ed Creel and wife Dot have lived in Wakulla County for 10 years. Ed is a retired FHP Trooper.
Honors and Affiliations: Florida Highway Patrol Directors Award for Lifesaving in 2001; Florida Highway Patrol Statewide Trooper of the Month in 2001; Nominated for Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year in 2001; Florida Highway Patrol Directors Award for Lifesaving in 2002; Florida Highway Patrol Troop H Trooper of the Month in 2002; Founding member and Past President of NAMI Wakulla, Inc. an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness; Past President and member of the Crawfordville Lions Club; Member of the Florida Association of State Troopers; member Friends of Wakulla Springs; Major in the Florida Highway Patrol Reserves; Member of Crawford Masonic Lodge #294.
Special Assignments: FBI Task Force investigating a national ring of persons committing million dollar insurance fraud; Florida Highway Patrol Bureau of Investigations investigating auto theft, driver license fraud, identity theft and internal affairs; Six years attached to the Executive Office of the Governor (EOG) as the Security Aide to the Lieutenant Governor and the Florida Highway Patrol liaison between the FHP and EOG; Law enforcement liaison of the EOG to the U.S. Secret Service in 1994 during the Miami Summit of the Americas which was attended by the President of the United States and 35 leaders from other western hemisphere countries.
Hobbies: Playing golf, bird hunting and offshore saltwater fishing.
Address: 15 Oak Street, Crawfordville, FL 32327-2090
Phone: (850) 745-7100
Web Site: http://www.wcso.org
County Seat: Crawfordville
County Web Site: http://www.mywakulla.com/
Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel invites women to take part in “Ladies Day at the Range” the first Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Certified firearms instructors will be on the line to assist ladies improve their safe gun handling techniques and shooting skills. Ladies are invited to enjoy shooting in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere with like-minded women.
The event takes place at the WCSO Training Center and Range, 65 Qualify Lane, Crawfordville. The cost is free to range members and $10 for non-members. Ladies are asked to bring your gun and ammunition. Targets, eye and ear protection will be furnished. For more information, call the range at (850) 745-7290 or (850 251-1676).
The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, religion or any other legally protected status. We recognize veteran's preference as provided by law and are committed to a Drug Free Work Place.