Sheriff Peyton C. Grinnell

Born: Eustis, FL

Education: Leesburg High School; Associates degree in Criminal Justice; Bachelors in Organizational Management; Southern Police Institute University of Louisville


Career:
Lake County Sheriff's Office
Various assignments: Criminal Investigations, Uniform Patrol, Organized Crime and Intelligence, Training Director, Community Services and Public Information: 1994-present

Sheriff Peyton C. Grinnell 

was born in Eustis, Florida and is a graduate of Leesburg High School. He is a Marine Corps combat veteran with distinguished service in the Republic of Panama during Operation Just Cause and the Middle East during Operations Desert Shield/Storm.

Sheriff Grinnell completed his basic law enforcement training at the Lake Technical Center in Eustis. He was hired at the Lake County Sheriff's Office in 1994 and has worked various job assignments to include: Criminal Investigations, Uniform Patrol, Organized Crime and Intelligence, Training Director, Community Services and Public Information. After serving more than 22 years in various assignments, he was elected as Sheriff of Lake County and took office in January 2017.

Sheriff Grinnell holds an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor's in Organizational Management, is a graduate of the Administrative Officers Course (111th) at the Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, 244th session of the FBI National Academy - Quantico, VA and the Chief Executive Seminar (43rd) at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

His professional affiliations include: Life member Veterans Foreign Wars, American Legion, Leadership of Lake County 2008, Institute of Public Safety Advisory Board, Educational Foundation of Lake County (Board Member) Hand in Hand Lake County (Board Member), Lake Sumter State College Foundation (Board of Directors) Past affiliations include: Boys and Girls Club of Lake and Sumter Counties (Board Member) Florida Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Institute (Board President), Habitat for Humanity (Board Member).

Sheriff Grinnell is married to his wife of 28 years; Jennifer and has two children, Lauren 22 and Blake 16, who reside in Lady Lake.