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Sheriff Stephen H. "Steve" Whidden (D)


Naples High School, Naples, FL; Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, GA, basic and advanced LEO curriculum; AA degree, business administration, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; Kenneth Bragg Public Safety Institute, Tavares, FL; basic law enforcement academy, SWFL Criminal Justice Academy, Ft. Myers, FL; numerous DEA and State of Florida advanced LE curriculum training, 500+ hours; graduate, National Sheriffs’ Institute, 99th Session; Executive Level Education Management 


Albany Police Department, two years; Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, six years; Clewiston Police Department, four years; DEA Special Task Force, two years; elected Sheriff of Hendry County, 2008; re-elected 2012 

Honors and Affiliations

Appreciation Award, DEA, 2005; Employee of the Year, City of Clewiston, FL, 2005; Board of Directors, Good Wheels, Hendry/Glades Mental Behavioral Health Center; member: LaBelle Rotary Club, LaBelle Kiwanis Club, Clewiston Lions Club; named Girl Scouts of America Supporting Parent; Citizen of the Year, LaBelle Chamber of Commerce, 2012.

Address: P.O. Box 579, LaBelle, 33975-0579
Phone: (863) 674-5600

County Seat: LaBelle
Population: 37,447
County Website:

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