Governor Scott Calls for Applicants to Fill Pinellas County Interim Sheriff Appointment Thanks Sheriff Jim Coats for more than four decades in Law Enforcement

8/25/2011 Tallahassee, Fla. – As Pinellas County Sheriff, Jim Coats prepares to step down to spend more time with his family, Governor Rick Scott is calling on qualified individuals to apply for the Interim Sheriff position.

“As a life-long law enforcement officer, Sheriff Coats has been watching over the safety and security of Floridians for 40 years – with the last seven years as Sheriff of Pinellas County,” said Governor Scott. “Sheriff Coats is a good friend, and I wish both him and his wife all the best.”

Sheriff Coats’ resignation takes effect on November 7, 2011. Governor Scott plans to make the Interim Sheriff appointment by October 15, 2011, for a term expiring January 7, 2013.

Those interested may fill out the Gubernatorial Appointments Questionnaire at the following link:

Applications will be accepted through September 12, 2011



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