Press Release: Escambia County Sergeant Ted Roy of Gulf Breeze, Fla. announces his candidacy for Santa Rosa County Sheriff in the 2016 election. Roy, a Republican, joined the sheriff’s office as a deputy in 1995, after an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force. Roy currently serves as a sergeant at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Roy’s involvement within the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has included the SWAT Team, Public Information Officer, Patrol, Community Policing, creator of the Bike Patrol Unit, Crime Stoppers Television Show, Asset/Forfeiture, and Investigations.
Prior to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Roy was in the United States Air Force for eight years as a security police officer and has a bachelor’s degree in Resource Management from Troy University.
Upon announcement, Roy is excited for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Santa Rosa County.
“I am looking forward to applying my leadership abilities and team focus to Santa Rosa County. I feel that there is no greater responsibility than being entrusted with protecting the people of Santa Rosa County.”
Roy is heavily involved in the community serving on numerous boards and organizations including the Pensacola Sports Association, Baptist Hospital Foundation, Florida SWAT Association, and TIP (Trauma Intervention Program). He has served as the race director for the last seven years for the “In Hot Pursuit 5K” (supporting the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch), is a softball coach for girls U10 and U12, and is a graduate of the Greater Pensacola Chamber Leadership Pensacola Class of 2012.
Roy is married to Lisa Roy and combined they have five children, Dylan, Hunter, Sophie, Luke, and Savannah along with German Shepherd, Tucker.