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Former Sheriff Mike Williams expected to take charge of FDLE's Jacksonville regional office

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WJCT News

Former Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams is expected to be appointed to lead the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Jacksonville operations center, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the pending announcement, just two months after he resigned from office for moving outside Duval County in violation of the city charter.

The post would be a political resurrection of sorts for Williams, whose retirement under pressure in June was a stunning early end to his second term.

The former sheriff, a Republican, has long been eyed as a potential partner for Gov. Ron DeSantis, with whom he shares an influential donor and friend: Kent Stermon, president of Total Military Management and a member of the Board of Governors. Williams was once a rumored choice to be DeSantis' pick for lieutenant governor, and more recently, a potential pick to run all of FDLE as the agency's commissioner.

Read the rest of the story from WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.