The Walton County Sheriff’s Office would like to welcome Catherine Rodriguez as our new Public Information Officer. Catherine comes to us with more than five years of experience as a Community Relations Coordinator and Public Information Officer as well as experience in media relations and crisis communication. Prior to her employment with the Walton County Sheriff’s office Catherine’s has worked for the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the University of West Florida and the US Embassy in Honduras. While at the US Embassy, Catherine worked with senior members of the US Country Team such as the US Ambassador, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Regional Security Office, as well as key members of the Honduran Government covering political unrest, crime, drug and arms trafficking and a host of other issues.
Catherine holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of West Florida and a Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University and has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Northwest Florida State College.