Law Enforcement Medals include: Exceptional Service Award and Life Saving Award
Chris is a recipient of the Exceptional Service Award for exceptional courage in the presence of grave personal danger while attempting to disarm a suspect on a boat in the ICW, who had already exchanged gunfire with a Florida Fish & Wildlife officer. Chris earned the medal twice in his career.
★ Worked up through the ranks from Deputy to Director of the Office of Sheriff
★ Education includes a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (with a Major in Justice Administration) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration.
★ Graduate of The Georgia Law Enforcement Command College
Law enforcement veteran Chris Strickland has led a life of service with 30 years in and alongside the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office