Sheriff Bill Prummell is a 28 year veteran in law enforcement, who began his career with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in 1992. He worked his way through the ranks and throughout most areas of the Agency. He was elected as Sheriff on August 14, 2012 and assumed the Office of Sheriff on January 8, 2013. He ran for re-election in 2016 overwhelming winning both the primary and general elections
Sheriff Prummell holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from St. Leo University in Criminology with a minor in Psychology; a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from IMPAC University; and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from American Public University. In addition, he is a graduate of the Florida Sheriff’s Institute, the National Sheriff’s Institute, the 239th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) out of the University of Virginia, and Florida’s Senior Leadership Program in Tallahassee, Florida.
Sheriff Prummell was one of the founders of the Region Six Intelligence Exchange for southwest Florida. He is on the Board of Directors for CARE, is Chair for Drug Free Charlotte County, a member of the Florida Sheriff’s Association, serving on their Legislative Committee, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, serving as the chair from 2019-2020. Sheriff Prummell was selected by the Florida Sheriff’s Association as the FSA State Task Force Chair, sits on the Board of Managers for the Florida Sheriff’s Risk Management Fund, and in August 2015 was appointed by the Governor to serve as a commissioner on the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission and sits as a member of the Officer Discipline Penalty Guidelines Task Force.
Despite all of this, Sheriff Prummell’s greatest accomplishments are his family. He is married to Tara, a kindergarten teacher. They have two sons and a daughter – Billy, Catelynn and Andrew – along will Billy’s wife, Marla, and grandson Billy the IV, Catelynn’s husband Peter with grandson Colt on the way.