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Union Sheriff Whitehead Profile

Deceased 12/18/13 - News

Sheriff Jerry Whitehead (R)
Lake Butler


Union County High School; Lake City Community College; Police Standards Training; FDLE Executive Institute, Budget Preparation, Disaster Preparedness; Florida State University, Vicarious Liability Training; FBI National Academy, 1991


Elected Sheriff of Union County, 1984; re-elected 1988 through 2012 (unopposed in 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2012 elections)

Honors and Affiliations

Dean of Sheriffs/State of Florida with 29 years of service, Distinguished Service Award, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1988-89; Paul Harris Fellow Award, 2008; Shining Star Award, Florida Education Foundation, 2008; member, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency; Florida Sheriffs Association – secretary, 1987-88; treasurer, 1989; vice president, 1990; president, 1991; and member, Board of Directors, 2003; president, Lake Butler Rotary Club, 1989-1990; board of directors, Florida Sheriffs Self Insurance Fund, 2002-present; board of directors, Sheriffs Automobile Risk Program, 2002-present; Florida Sheriffs Multiple Employer Trust, 2002-present.

Address: 55 W. Main St., Courthouse Rm. 102, Lake Butler, 32054-1654
Phone: (386) 496-2501 

County Seat: Lake Butler
Population:  15,388
County Website:  (county details)

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