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Sheriff W. Brad Steube (R)


Manatee High School; AS degree, criminal justice, Manatee Community College; FBI National Academy, 200th session


Longboat Key Police Department, 1976-1978; Manatee County Sheriff’s Office,1978-present: deputy sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major, colonel, commander: Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Narcotics and Vice Unit; appointed Sheriff of Manatee County, April 2007; elected Sheriff 2008; re-elected 2012 

Honors and Affiliations

Longboat Key Police Officer of the Year, 1977; Board of Directors: Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Manatee County Crime Stoppers, Manatee Technical Institute Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Manatee County Law Enforcement Advisory Council, Manatee River Fair Association, Public Safety Coordinating Council; vice chair, FSA Task Force Region 6; chair, Region 6 Attorney General’s Gang Reduction Task Force; past member: Baker Act Advisory Board, Junior Leadership Manatee, Leadership Manatee, Hope Family Services, Meals on Wheels, Manatee School Board EdVantage Strategic Planning Team, Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association.

Address: 600 301 Blvd. W., #202, Bradenton, 34205
Phone: (941) 747-3011, x 2222

County Seat: Bradenton
Population: 333,895
County Website:

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