Wednesday, June 29, 2016



St. Johns County Sheriff DAVID SHOAR's polished published resume omits his entire time of service at the Palatka Police Department.

In effect, Sheriff SHOAR's polished published resume is his job application for re-election as Sheriff, and it omits his Palatka service.

In fact, it falsely states SHOAR went to work in St. Augustine in 1981.

That's false.

SHOAR He did not go to work for St. Augustine in 1982.

While paperwork does not reflect it, some witnesses heard SHOAR say that he was fired in 1981 after a few months as a dispatcher and a patrolman in Palatka.

Records prove beyond cavil that controversial Sheriff DAVID SHOAR, then known as "DAVID HOAR," worked for four months at Palatka Police Department as a dispatcher and patrolman before he was terminated in December 1981, at age 20.

Employment records in Palatka show that Patrolman DAVID HOAR resigned in November 1981 to accept a job with the St. Augustine Police.

HOAR's St. Augustine application gives a two word answer on why he was terminated from Palatka: "Another job."

Buy HOAR did not supply for the St. Augustine position until January 15, 1982.

So HOAR claimed to have resigned from Palatka P.D. in 1981 to accept a job that he did not even apply for until 1982.

And HOAR claimed on his St. Augustine job application that he had never before applied to "any public safety agency, police or fire department prior to this."

Other than the Palatka P.D. job, the only other jobs HOAR had ever held were work as a waiter at a Friendly Ice Cream Store in Springfild, Massachusetts and work in shipping and receiving for Deltona Corporation here in St. Augustine, Florida, giving "school" as the reason for his termination.

On his St. Augustine Police Department application, Officer HOAR claimed to consume only one six pack of beer per week, and never to have tried any drugs within 12 months of applying.

HOAR spelled his middle name as "BERNERD," when other documents state that it is "BERNARD."

HOAR's St. Augustine Police application was sworn to under oath before a notary.

Any material misrepresentations would have been grounds for termination and could still be grounds for revocation of his certification by the Florida Criminal Justice and Standards Commission, to which Governor RICHARD LYNN SCOTT has appointed by Sheriff DAVID SHOAR and his ex-boss and current henchmen, former St. Augustine City Manager WILLIAM BARRY HARRIS.

Bio - David B. Shoar, Sheriff
 Born October 28, 1961 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
 Married on May 2, 1987 to the former Laura Giannotta.
 Father of Emily Elizabeth and Matthew Lawrence.
 Member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church, St. Augustine, Florida.
 President and Valedictorian of Police Academy Class, 1981.
 Patrol Officer, St. Augustine Police Department, 1981-1991.
 Sergeant, St. Augustine Police Department, 1991-1997 (road patrol & records/information
 Administrative Services Commander, St. Augustine Police Department, 1997-1998.
 Operations Commander, St. Augustine Police Department, 1998-2000.
 Chief of Police, St. Augustine Police Department, 2000-2004.
 Elected Sheriff of St. Johns County Florida, 2004.
 Re-elected Sheriff in 2008 (unopposed).
 Re-elected Sheriff in 2012 (unopposed).
 Graduate of the 193rd session of the prestigious FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia,
 Graduate of the 46th session of the prestigious FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development
Seminar (LEEDS) at Quantico, Virginia, 2003.
 Graduate of the 35th session of the Chief Executive Seminar (CES) sponsored by the Florida
Criminal Justice Executive Institute, 2004.
 Attended numerous professional/police related schools since 1980/1981.
Civilian Education
 Graduated Cathedral High School, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1979.
 Graduated Cum Laude (with honors), St. Johns River Community College (Associate of Arts
Degree), 1987.
 Graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors), University of North Florida (Bachelor of
Arts Degree, Criminal Justice), 1996.
 Graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors), University of North Florida (Master’s Degree, Public Administration), 2001.
 Scholastic Memberships – Gold Key National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Student Criminal Justice Association, and the Pre-Law Society.
 Adjunct Professor, St. Johns River Community College and Flagler College, 2002-Present.
 Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Flagler College, 2005.
Military Education
 Twenty-four (24) year veteran of the Florida Army National Guard.
 Graduate of Basic Recruit Training, 1979.
 Graduate
 Graduate FL, 1988.
 Graduate
 Graduate
 Graduate
 Graduate
of Air Force Security Police Specialist School; Lackland AFB, TX, 1979.
of Florida National Guard Military Academy Officer Candidate School, Camp Blanding,
of Engineer Officer Basic Course, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, 1990.
of the Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, 1999. of the Combined Arms, Services and Staff Course, Jacksonville, FL, 2001. of Warrior 2000 Leadership Seminar.
Military Awards (Not all listed)
 Good Conduct Medal
 Humanitarian Service Medal
 Southwest Asia Service Medal
 Liberation of Kuwait Medal (awarded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
 Army Commendation Medal (two times)
 Overseas Training Ribbon
 The Florida Commendation Medal
 The Meritorious Service Medal
Military Assignments and Leadership Experience
 Enlisted soldier from 1980 through 1987
 Unit Commander, 221st Explosive Ordinance Disposal Detachment, 1988
 Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 269th Engineer Company, 1988 – 1992
 Platoon Leader, 269th Engineer Company, in Southwest Asia during Operation Desert
 Executive Officer, 269th Engineer Company, during Operation Andrew relief operations
 Staff Officer, Directorate of Engineering and Housing, Camp Blanding, FL, 1992-1995
 Unit Commander, 653rd Engineer Detachment, 1995 – 1997
 Unit Commander, 653rd Engineer Detachment, during Operation Opal relief operations
 Staff Officer, Florida Army National Guard Facility Management Office, 1997 – 1999
 Operations Officer, Florida Army National Guard Office of Plans, Operations and Military Support to Civilian Authorities, 1999 – 2001
 Law Enforcement Liaison for the Assistant Adjutant General for Army (FLANG) Joint Task Force, 1999 - 2005
 Public Information/Affairs Advisor to the Command Section of the Florida National Guard, 2001- 2002
 Provost Marshall, 53rd Infantry Brigade, Tampa, FL 2002-2003
 Public Information/Affairs Advisor to the Command Section of the Florida National Guard, 2003-
 Retired in 2005 from the Florida Army National Guard after 24 years of service
Civilian Awards
 University of North Florida In-Service Academic Excellence Award, 2002
 Juvenile Justice Award, 2002
 Criminal Justice Award from the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency (FCCD), 2005
 Establishment of the “David B. Shoar Award for Academic Achievement” at Flagler College
 Recipient of the National “America’s Most Wanted First Responder All Star” award, 2006
 Recipient of the “Top Law Enforcement of the year 2007” from the Florida statewide American
 2008 received the two most prestigious awards in St. Johns County for civic involvment, the
Catholic Charities, "Good Samaritan" Award and the Salvation Army's, "Gus Craig" award
Professional Affiliations
 Florida Sheriff's Association (served as Chairman in 2011 and elected Treasurer for 2011/2012)
 St. Johns County Juvenile Justice Council
 St. Johns County Task Force on Domestic Violence (former co-chairperson)
 University of North Florida's advisory council for the Institute of Local Government
 Northeast Florida Law Enforcement Executive's Association (past vice president and president)
 St. Augustine/St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
 Member, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
 Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Florida FBI National Academy Associates
 Member, Florida Police Chief’s Association
 Member, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency
 Life member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
 Member, Epic Board of Directors
 Member, St. Johns County's Law Enforcement and Private Security Council
 Member, Rotary Club of St. Augustine
 Board of Directors for the North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
 Member, National Guard Officers Association
 Member, Knights of Columbus
 Member, Masonic Lodge
 Board Member, elected to serve on the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2006)
 Appointed in 2003 by Commissioner Tom Gallagher (State of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services) to a 4-year term on the Division of Licensing Advisory Council for Private Security.
 Served on the St. Augustine Beach Police Chief selection committee, 2003
 Appointed by the Governor of Florida to serve as a Commissioner on the Florida Criminal Justice
Standards and Training Commission (2009-2010)

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