Mike Wood became a Deputy Sheriff with the Leon County Sheriff's Office in March of 1983. Between 1983 and 1993, he worked as a Uniform Patrol Deputy, a School Resource Deputy, a Property Crimes Detective and a Violent Crimes Detective before being promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Between 1993 and 1997, Wood supervised a uniform patrol shift, the Property Crimes Unit and the Violent Crimes Unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1997, and supervised a uniform patrol shift as the Watch Commander and then the Vice/Narcotics and Property Crimes Units.
In April of 2002, Wood was promoted to Captain where he served as the Bureau Commander of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, responsible for seven investigative units. In January of 2006, Wood was promoted to Major and served as the Division Director for all law enforcement operations as well as the Director of Operations at the Leon County Jail. Following a six month break in service required by the Florida Retirement System, Wood was hired as Undersheriff on January 1, 2015. On January 23, 2015, Governor Rick Scott appointed Wood Sheriff of Leon County following the death of long time Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell.
Sheriff Wood has attended the Drug Unit Commander Academy, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Chief Executive Seminar, the FBI National Academy and has obtained numerous leadership and investigative certifications. He was the recipient of the Committee of 99's Distinguished Career Service Award in 2011. Sheriff Wood earned an A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice Technology from Tallahassee Community College.
He has served as a member of the Tactical Dive Team and a SWAT Team Member, Sniper, Sniper Team Leader, SWAT and Hostage Team Commander.
Sheriff Wood is a member of Leadership Tallahassee, Northside Kiwanis, Exchange Club, FBI National Academy Associates, Big Bend Homeless Coalition, United Way Leadership "10 Year" Giver, LCSO United Way Campaign Chair, American Heart Association LCSO Campaign Chair, Lifetime Member of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and Florida Special Olympics.
Sheriff Wood has been married to his wife Brenda for 25 years. Together they have two daughters. Sheriff Wood and his family are members of Wildwood Presbyterian Church. Sheriff Wood also enjoys hunting, fishing and golf.