Our Sheriff, Bill Prummell
Sheriff Bill Prummell began his law enforcement career in March 1992 as a reserve deputy with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office shortly after arriving from New York. He served in the volunteer position until December 1992 when he was hired as a full-time road patrol deputy, serving in the Englewood area. During his time with the Sheriff's Office, he has worked in Patrol, Investigations, Internal Affairs and Corrections, all the while receiving promotions in rank. Throughout his career, Sheriff Prummell expressed a desire to be the Sheriff of Charlotte County. So when Sheriff Bill Cameron opted not to seek re-election in 2012, then-Captain Prummell tossed his hat into his first political race, winning over three opponents.
Sheriff Prummell has Master's degrees in Criminal Justice and in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Administration. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Criminology with a minor in Psychology. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Senior Leadership Program. In December 2012 he completed the Florida Sheriffs Association's New Sheriffs Institute Training (NSI).
Sheriff Prummell has been active within the Charlotte County community for many years. He was on the board of directors for the Sheriff's Office's PAL program from 2008 until 2011. He has been a member of the CARE Board of Directors since 2007. He is an alumnus of Leadership Charlotte as well as a member of the Weed and Seed Committee for Charlotte County, partnering with local leaders and the community to address areas of crime and blight in Charlotte County.