Sheriff Sadie Darnell (D)
Public schools, Gainesville, FL; AA degree, Santa Fe Community College; BA degree, psychology, University of Florida; MA degree, educational leadership, University of Florida; graduate, John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Program; graduate, FBI National Academy 168th Session; and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Executive Program, Alexandria, VA.
30-year veteran, Gainesville Police Department, retired at the rank of Captain; elected Sheriff, November 2006; re-elected 2008 and 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
Numerous local awards, including Alachua County Office of Victim Service Award; Florida Law-Enforcement Officer of the Year, 2000; Pride Woman of the Year, 2005; Susan B. Anthony Award, 2005; and Women Who Make a Difference-Women of Distinction Award, 2009; recipient of Department of Defense Military Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; Elected Official of the Year by National Association of Social Workers, 2010; Outstanding Career Pathways Partner by Santa Fe College; former faculty member, National Victim Assistance Academy; treasurer, board of directors, Florida Sheriffs Association; subcommittee chair, Regional Domestic Security Task Force; co-chair, Region 3 Florida Regional Drug Strike Force; member, board of directors, Florida Sheriff's Risk Management Fund; member, Executive Board of the North Florida HIDTA; board member, Partnership for Strong Families; board member, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare; Gainesville Chamber of Commerce; Children’s Alliance; Child Advocacy Center, United Way Community Visioning Committee, University of Florida Shands Vista; member: National Sheriff's Association, FBI National Academy Alumni Association and National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives.
Address: P.O. Box 5489, Gainesville, 32627-5489
Phone: (352) 367-4019
County Seat: Gainesville
County Website: www.co.alachua.fl.us