TALLAHASSEE, FLA— The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the graduation of Walton County Jail Lieutenant Callie Locklear from the Florida Sheriff’s Association Commanders Academy.

Class 15 had representation from 36 Florida sheriff’s offices from around the state of Florida.

Locklear came to Walton County Sheriff’s Office in April 2012 and earned Detention Deputy of the Quarter just two years later in 2014. In 2016, Locklear was awarded Detention Deputy of the Year and was promoted to Sergeant in 2017.

In 2019, Locklear attended the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Florida Leadership Academy as a Sergeant.

Locklear was promoted to Lieutenant in December of 2021 and in 2023 graduated as a Florida Model Jail Inspector. She is currently serving as Commander of Delta Shift at the Walton County Jail.

The two-week Commanders Academy is an exceptionally informative and educational experience for the next generation of public safety leaders like Locklear who play a critical role at their respective agencies.

The course has become recognized as the premier course of executive study for mid to upper-level criminal justice leaders and features 50 presenters and panelists, many of whom are sheriffs. The vast curriculum emphasizes leadership, ethics, discipline, and additional subject matter areas related to upper-level leadership in law enforcement.

The remaining curriculum is adjusted according to emerging trends and issues that have an impact on our sheriffs and recent high-profile events.

“Lieutenant Locklear is a Correctional Officer by heart,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “Her passion is what drives her and it’s obvious serves her community proudly and with integrity.”