Richard "Rick" TownsendRick Townsend was elected to be the retired member on the Advisory Committee beginning January 1, 2014.

He previously served on the Committee for several terms while on active duty as a Police Chief. Rick has a B.A. Degree from Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts. He also holds a M. ED. from the University of North Florida. Rick was hired by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in 1974, and retired in 2009.