Sheriff William D. Snyder

Sheriff William D. Snyder was sworn in as Martin County’s 8th Sheriff on January 8, 2013.  Following a very successful first-term in office, he was overwhelmingly re-elected for a second-term and sworn-in on January 3, 2017.

Sheriff Snyder’s career in law enforcement spans over three decades, beginning in 1973 at the Miami-Dade Police Department where he served with distinction for more than 20 years.
In 1993, he joined the Martin County Sheriff’s Office as Captain, Chief Criminal Investigator, in charge of all criminal and narcotics investigations.  In 2001, he was promoted to Major, Director of Law Enforcement, for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, retiring in 2006 to become a Florida State Legislator.  Sheriff Snyder served the citizens of Florida in that capacity for three-terms before winning his bid to replace retiring Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder.