Capital Tiger Bay Host Leon County “State of Public Safety” Panel, Wednesday, May 29, 2024

“State of Public Safety” Panel

Capital Tiger Bay Club is proud to welcome Leon County Panelists Sheriff Walt McNeil, State Attorney Jack Campbell, Public Defender Jessica Yeary, and Chief Lawrence Revell to discuss the State of Public Safety nearly halfway through year 2024.

Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil was elected Sheriff of Leon County in November 2016. In his distinguished 40year career as a public servant, Sheriff McNeil has led the fight against crime in Tallahassee, has been tapped to lead two state agencies under former Governor Charlie Crist, and has advised the Obama White House, and other governments around the globe, on law enforcement strategies and tactics.

State Attorney Jack Campbell, Second Judicial Circuit, was elected on November 8, 2016 and took Office on January 3, 2017. He was re-elected without opposition in 2020. Since his election, he has been a leader in law enforcement locally and statewide. His fellow State Attorneys elected him President of the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association and he has taken a leadership role in legislative and policy issues statewide.

Public Defender Jessica Yeary, was first elected to a four-year term in 2020. Attorney Yeary serves all individuals accused of a crime who cannot otherwise afford private counsel. A veteran litigator with over a decade of experience in the courtroom, Mrs. Yeary has argued some of the most high-profile cases in the circuit and provided quality criminal defense to everyone in need of representation

Tallahassee Police Department Chief Lawrence E. Revell has extensive field and managerial experience. He was appointed as Chief of Police in January 2020. During his 32-year career with TPD, he has worked in nearly every division. He served from 2016-2020 as the Chair for the Department of Homeland Security Domestic Security Coordinating Group – Specialty Response Teams for the state of Florida, a group that encompasses all specialty teams (SWAT, Aviation, Hazmat, etc.) throughout the state. He serves on the Florida Police Chiefs Association’s Professional Standards Committee. In 2022 Chief Revell graduated from the FBI National Academy, class 282