Fleet/Radio Manager Steven King of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has been named the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund’s 2015 Outstanding Fleet Manager of the Year. This award is considered one of the highest levels of recognition offered by FSRMF and is one of only two awards presented to an individual. King was presented with the award at the 2015 FSA Summer Conference.
Florida Deputy Sheriffs are more likely to be involved in a crash and drive over 300 million miles per year. Fleet accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury to law enforcement and members of the public. Fifteen percent of fleet crashes result in injury to law enforcement officers, and 51 percent of fleet crashes nationwide result in civil lawsuits. This award commends a fleet manager’s efforts to reduce automobile accidents caused by actions of deputy sheriffs and other agency employees.
King has been with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida. He is a graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Florida Leadership Academy.
King is constantly reviewing new technology and keeping his fleet unit informed and up-to-date with cost- and energy-saving strategies. His creative thinking and supportive leadership of the fleet employees allows the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office to have one of the leading fleet units in the state.