Southern Region, Alternate
Petrina Herring is a Florida native with more than 20 years of law enforcement and criminal justice experience. Petrina joined the Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund (FSRMF) in 2019 where she developed a consulting program and launched a new statewide grants program to increase capability and capacity for the Florida’s sheriff’s offices and counties. She also established the Florida Sheriffs Grants Consortium as a new training and technical assistance (TTA) program and collaborative network for local agency grant managers to assist in developing program models and actionable solutions to improve public safety and officer health, safety, and wellness.
Prior to joining the Fund, she served in various positions and leadership roles at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) including bureau chief for FDLE’s grants office where she was Florida’s State Administering Agency (SAA) for grant programs awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In addition, she served more than 11 years in the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division in different capacities assisting with law enforcement telecommunications, criminal history, and biometric systems.
Petrina has a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Florida State University, a graduate of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute (FCJEI) Senior Leadership Program (Class 19), served as Chair of the Florida Criminal and Juvenile Justice Information Systems (CJJIS) Council’s Federal Funding Workgroup, and has been active in several state and federal policy groups.