Sheriff William D. Snyder

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Sheriff William D. Snyder is in his 48th year of public service, which includes 20 years with the Miami Dade Police Department, followed by 13 years with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to being elected Sheriff of Martin County, Florida, in 2012, he served 6 years in the Florida House of Representatives, where he chaired the Judiciary Committee and authored ten bills relating to Criminal Justice.

Sheriff Snyder holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Sheriff Snyder is the father of three children and grandfather of six.

Sheriffs of Martin County

  • William D. Snyder 2013 to Present
  • Robert L. Crowder 1992 to 2013
  • James D. Holt 1973 to 1992
  • Robert L. Crowder 1972 to 1973 (Appointed by Governor)
  • Roy C. Baker 1952 to 1972
  • G.M. "Marion" Hancock 1944 to 1952
  • C.E. "Riley" Christensen 1933 to 1944
  • Marion M. McGee 1926 to 1933
  • Bert H. Babcock 1925 to 1926 (Appointed by Governor)