About Colonel Bill Cameron
Bill Cameron started his law enforcement career in 1982 as a member of the Fort Myers Police Department. In 1987 he joined the Lee County Sheriff's Office where he worked for 17 years, reaching the rank of captain.
He went to work for the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office when he was appointed as Sheriff by Governor Jeb Bush in December 2003. He served in that position for more than a year until John Davenport was elected Sheriff in 2004. Sheriff Davenport, who had been the second-in-command under Cameron, asked Bill to stay on with the agency as the Chief Deputy.
When Sheriff Davenport opted not to run for re-election in 2008, Cameron threw his hat into the ring. Sheriff Cameron resumed his role as Sheriff of Charlotte County in 2009 after winning the November 2008 election.
In January of 2013, Bill Cameron was asked to serve as Undersheriff / Colonel by Sheriff Rick Ramsay.
Colonel Cameron has a Master's degree in Business, a Bachelor's degree in Executive Management and an Associates degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the F.B. I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia; the National Sheriff's Institute in Longmont, Colorado; and the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.