Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Bill Prummell, Jay Reeve, Clara Reynolds, Kelly Gray-Eurom, Mark Mahon and Larry Rein to the Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, designating Prummell as Chair.

Sheriff Bill Prummell

The creation of this commission was established in SB 96 – the child welfare legislation that passed during the most recent legislative session.  The commission will examine the current methods of providing substance abuse and mental health services in Florida and make recommendations to the Governor and Florida Legislature by submitting an interim report by September 1, 2022 and a final report by September 1, 2023.

Sheriff Prummell is a 29-year veteran in law enforcement. He is the Treasurer of the Florida Sheriff’s Association, a member of the International Association of Police Chiefs and served as Chair of Drug Free Charlotte County. Prummell earned his bachelor’s degree in criminology from St. Leo University, master of business administration from IMPAC University and master’s degree in criminal justice from American Public University.

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