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Sheriff Grady Judd makes Polk County history as he's sworn in for his 5th term

It’s the first time in the 160-year history of Polk County a Sheriff has been elected to a fifth term.
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Posted at 5:06 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 17:37:31-05

POLK COUNTY, Fla.  — Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd makes history as he is sworn in for his fifth term.

Last year Sheriff Judd was re-elected, running unopposed on the ballot. It’s the first time in the 160-year history of Polk County a Sheriff has been elected to a fifth term.

At Judd’s oath of office ceremony this morning in Lakeland, he shared what he believes to be responsible for his success.

“Work hard everyday, be honest, ethical and moral all the time. Go above and beyond, focus on customer service with a sense of urgency. Treat others the way you want your mother treated,” he said.

Sheriff Grady Judd began his career at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in 1972 as a dispatcher. He became a deputy sheriff two years later and quickly progressed through the ranks,

Just last month he was appointed by President Donald Trump to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice.