Sheriff Joey B. Dobson (D)
Baker County High School; AS degree, management, Lake City Community College; BS degree, criminology, Florida State University; Law Enforcement Officer Instructor Certification, Santa Fe Community College, 1982; graduate, Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, Management of Small Law Enforcement Agency, 1997; Florida Executive Development Seminar, 1997; University of North Florida Leadership Conference, National Sheriff’s Institute, 1998; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Washington DC, 2010.
State Juvenile Probation Officer, 1972-1973; Deputy, Baker County Sheriff’s Office, 1973-1976; elected Clerk of Circuit Court, Baker County, 1976-1980; Investigator, State Attorney’s Office, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1982-1996; law enforcement instructor, Lake City Community College, 1984-1996; elected Sheriff of Baker County, 1996, re-elected, 2000; ran unopposed, 2004; re-elected 2008 and 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
“Outstanding Young Officer” Award, Baker County Jaycees, 1974; member, Governor’s Council on Criminal Justice, 1974; president, Baker County Sertoma Club; Sertoman of the Year Award, 1996; established Baker County’s first alcohol and drug abuse program; member, Macclenny Lions Club, Baker County Council on Aging and Baker County Juvenile Justice Council; executive committee, Northeast Florida Investigative Support Center; executive committee, Northeast Florida HIDTA; member, Florida Division of Licensing; board member, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches; president, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2007-2008; board of managers, Florida Sheriff’s Self Insurance Fund; Sheriff’s Automobile Risk Program, 2009.
Address: 1 Sheriff's Office Drive, Macclenny, 32063
Phone: (904) 259-2231
County Seat: Macclenny
County Website: http://bakercountyfl.org/