History of the 利昂县警长's Office

3月30日, 1822, the United States merged East Florida and part of West Florida into the Florida Territory. Originally part of Escambia and later Gadsden County, 利县 was created in 1824. It was named for Juan Ponce de Leon, the Spanish explorer who was the first European to reach Florida.

In 1825, William Cameron became the first Sheriff of the newly created 利县. 3月3日, 1845, Florida joined the Union as the 27th State and 利县 became the capital county of Florida. Florida's first Constitution, adopted in 1845 when Florida joined the Union, created the office of Sheriff as an elected official in each county. Since 1825, twenty-eight Sheriff's have served the citizens of 利县.

On January 3rd, 2017, Sheriff Walter A. McNeil was sworn in as the twenty-eighth Sheriff of 利县.

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