Sheriff Rick Beseler (R)
Green Cove Springs
Public schools of Clay County; AA degree, St. Johns River Junior College; BS degree, criminology, Florida State University; master’s degree, criminal justice, University of North Florida; FBI National Academy, 141st Session, 1985; FBI Southeastern Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, 1993; National Sheriffs’ Institute, 90th Session, 2006; FBI Law Enforcement Executives Development Seminar, 57th Session, Quantico, VA, November 2007 .
Dispatcher through Patrol Sergeant, Green Cove Springs Police Department, five years; Investigator through Chief Investigator, State Attorney’s Office, 4th Circuit, 25 years; elected Sheriff of Clay County, 2004; re-elected, 2008 and 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
J.P. Hall Memorial Officer of the Year, 1974; president, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104, 1980-82; twice nominated for Florida Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, 1983, 1984; Award for Outstanding Performance of Duty, American Society for Industrial Security, 1987; chairman, Northeast Florida Intelligence Unit, 1994; president, Northeast Florida Law Enforcement Executives Association, 2001; vice-chairman, Green Cove Springs Charter Revision Committee, 2001; president, Florida Chapter FBI National Academy Association, 2005; historian, Florida Chapter FBI National Academy, 2007-present; chairman of the board of directors, Clay County Police Activities League, 2006-present, appointed by Attorney General Bill McCollum as chairman, Region 3 Gang Reduction Task Force, January 2009-present; Board of Directors, Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, February, 2009-present; chairman, board of directors, Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches 2011. Board of directors, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2012-present.
Address: P.O. Box 548, Green Cove Springs, 32043-0548
Phone: (904) 284-7575
County Seat: Green Cove Springs
County Website: www.claycountygov.com