HOLMES COUNTY SHERIFF
I would like to introduce myself. I am John Tate, a lifelong resident of Holmes County. I have two sons who attend Holmes County public schools. Family and Church are a very important part of my life; my family and I attend Winterville Assembly of God. I grew up in the Pine Log community with my parents, David and Bea Tate.
I began my law enforcement career at an early age watching my father serve as a part-time Deputy with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office. I also had the privilege of serving alongside my father in many activities serving the Citizens of Holmes County. I’m a graduate of Ponce de Leon High School. I joined HCSO in 1995 as an Auxiliary Deputy. After high school I attended Chipola College for two years to further my education. I then completed the law enforcement academy and became Florida law enforcement certified. During my 20 years of service at HCSO, I have held several supervisory positions. I am grateful to the citizens of Holmes County for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Sheriff.
I will run an efficient and effective office by striving to excel in all aspects by continuous training and education. I will use every available resource to rehabilitate victims of substance addictions, by utilizing substance abuse treatment centers, as well as our local faith based programs. I will foster community relationships and be a good steward of tax payer money. I will always continue to provide ethical, fair, and professional services to you. It is and always will be an honor to serve you.