Everett S. Rice



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City of Residence: Treasure Island
Occupation: Retired Attorney, Sheriff
Spouse: Linda Rice of Georgia
Child(ren): Matthew, Julie, Everett Jr.
Grandchild(ren): Allison, Taylor

Education: University of South Florida, B.A.; Stetson University College of Law, J.D.; FBI National Executive Institute; FBI National Academy; FDLE Chief Executive Institute; Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Certification

Born: September 3, 1944, Roanoke, VA
Military: U.S. Merchant Marines 1964-1967
Religious Affiliation: Methodist
Recreational Interest: exercising, fishing, kayaking, reading

Colleges & Universities Committee
Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee
Criminal Justice Committee
Domestic Security Committee

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2004

Other Public Service

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office 33 years
Sheriff of Pinellas County 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 terms
Practiced law, Clearwater, Florida 1985-1988
Provided municipal police services to ten Pinellas County cities

Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, Charter Member
Florida Sheriffs' Association, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Legislative Chairman
Florida Sheriffs' Association Board of Directors
National Sheriffs' Association
Major County Sheriffs' Association, National
Pinellas County Charter Review Commission, Member, twice
Tampa Bay area, State and National Chiefs of Police Association
The Florida Bar
Boy Scouts of America, West Coast Florida Council, past Member
District V Juvenile Justice Board, past Chairman
Florida Model Local Jail Standards Committee, Charter Member, past Chairman
Florida Sheriffs' Statewide Task Force, past Chairman
Florida Sheriffs' Youth Ranches Board of Directors, past Member
Hospice, past Member
University of South Florida Alumni Board, past Member


Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), led the state in AFIS Technology
Citizens' Community Policing Institute
Computerized report writing and mobile digital terminals
Contract police services for cities within Pinellas County
Countywide child protection responsibility
Countywide consolidated multi-agency narcotics bureau
Countywide Police Athletic League program (PAL)
Crisis intervention training
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program
Drug Use Forecasting (D.U.F.) site for the National Institute of Justice
Facial recognition program, pilot law enforcement site for facial recognition technology
GPS "Crime Tracking" of offenders
Inmate video visitation
Innovative community policing program, national model
Juvenile Boot Camp, comprehensive program
Major pilot program for Florida CrimeTrax
Mentoring program
Neighborhood Crime Prevention program
Partnership creating and maintaining Juvenile Assessment Center, Enforcer Geo-Mapping and Countrywide Data Integration program
School Resource Officer program
Statewide School Safety Hotline
Victim advocacy programs


Florida Sheriffs' Association "Distinguished Leadership Award"
Fraternal Order of Police "Leadership Award"
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Award
National Police Athletic League, "Leadership Award"
PACE Award
Pinellas County School Board "School Bell Award"
St. Petersburg Chapter NAACP
St. Petersburg College "Distinguished Alumni"
The Florida Peace Officers' Association Commendation
University of South Florida "Distinguished Alumni Professional Achievement Award"


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