Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook got a shout out from the National Sheriff’s Association in honor of Women’s History Month.
She is the only current female sheriff in all of Florida.
Before being elected Sheriff, Cook served as Chief of the Atlantic Beach Police Department and was a director for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Cook said, “Women bring perspectives and life experiences that are needed in this profession.”
She encourages young women who want to better the community to consider a career in law enforcement.
.@ccsofl's Sheriff Michelle Cook is currently the only woman sheriff in Florida.— National Sheriffs' Association (@NationalSheriff) March 10, 2021
"Women bring perspectives and life experiences that are needed in this profession."#WomensHistoryMonth
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