ORLANDO, Fla. -

The former police chief of the Orlando suburb where Tiger Woods lived and had infamous auto accident has been sentenced to a year in jail for official misconduct.

Former Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor on Friday was ordered to serve three years of probation after his release and was to pay $5,000 in investigative and court costs.

If he qualifies for a work release program, Saylor could avoid jail. He had faced a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in state prison.

Saylor was arrested earlier this year after a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation accused him of halting a child-sex investigation into a friend and urging one of his officers to destroy records.

He was fired from his job and lost his police certification.