Experience to Take Crime-Fighting and Customer Service
to a New, Higher Level in Franklin County
A.J. ‘Tony’ Smith is an experienced leader in law enforcement with a distinguished record of service in public safety and criminal justice that spans 36 years and five law enforcement organizations at the local and state levels. A.J. has served as Chief Deputy of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Chief of Law Enforcement for the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, and Chief of Special Operations for the Florida Department of Insurance, Division of State Fire Marshal.
As our next Sheriff, A.J. will use his experience to take customer service and crime-fighting to a new level, where professional standards are high, and there is a renewed dedication to the people of Franklin County.
A.J. will increase standards and professionalism through better education, training, and mentoring of deputies, and increase efficiency within the Sheriff’s Office through reorganization, streamlining operations, upgrading technology, and improving policies and procedures.
With a proven record of successfully fighting drugs throughout Northwest Florida, A.J. will use his experience to eradicate illegal drugs from the streets of Franklin County, and help users stop using.
Please join with A.J. for a new day for law enforcement in our community, where standards are high and customer service is without equal. On November 8, vote A.J. ‘Tony’ Smith for Sheriff.