William Snyder

William Snyder REPRepublican

American politician

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William SnyderREPRepublican American politician
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William D. Snyder (born September 6, 1952) is the Martin County, Florida sheriff and former Republican politician who served as the District 82 representative in the House of Representatives of the State of Florida. He earned his Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1976 from Miami-Dade Community College. He graduated from the FBI Academy at the University of Virginia in 1999 and Florida Gulf Coast University in 2010. Snyder worked as a police officer at the Miami-Dade Police Department (formerly Metro-Dade) for 20-years. In 1994, he joined the Martin County Sheriff's Office as a captain and chief criminal investigator. Snyder was soon promoted to major and became the Director of Law Enforcement for the entire agency. In 2006, Snyder was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, and re-elected both in 2008 and 2010. As a representative, he served on the Florida House Appropriations, Criminal & Civil Justice, and Finance & Tax Committees during his tenure. He was elected chairman of both the Judiciary Committee and the Criminal & Civil Justice Committee. In 2012, Snyder was elected as the 8th sheriff of Martin County, Florida, and subsequently re-elected in 2016 and 2020.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Gulf Coast University
BS Criminal Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, University of Virginia
Miami-Dade Community College
AA Criminal Justice
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Florida State House of Representatives
2007 - 2012
Retired Criminal Investigator
Department of Law Enforcement, Martin County Sheriff's Office
1994 - 2010
Miami-Dade Police Department
Other Experience1 - 10 of 10
Board Advisor
Association of Retarded Citizens of Martin County
Former Board Member
United Way of Martin County
Former Member
Martin County LEADERSHIP
Former Member
Homicide Investigators Association
Former Member
Florida Sex Crimes Investigators Association
Shared Services Network
Board of Directors, American Red Cross of Martin County, present
Advisory Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martin County, present
Florida Innocence Commission, Supreme Court of Florida, present
Florida Regional Terrorism Task Force, present