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Nassau

Sheriff Bill Leeper (R)
Yulee

Education

Public schools of Nassau County; Fernandina Beach High School; AS degree, Vincennes University; AA degree, Florida Community College, Jacksonville, FL; BA degree, Columbia College, Missouri; Law Enforcement Science and Criminal Justice Certificate, National Association of Police Chiefs; Florida Highway Patrol Academy; University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute; Northwestern University’s Senior Management Leadership Program 

Career

Florida Highway Patrol, 35 years, retired captain; business owner; former City Commissioner, Mayor, Fernandina Beach, FL, two terms; elected Sheriff of Nassau County, 2012 

Honors and Affiliations

State Traffic Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Florida Department of Transportation, 1995; PIO of the Year, Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association, 2008; J. Stannard Baker Award for outstanding career achievement in highway safety, International Association of Chiefs of Police, 2009; Jerry Hamm Media Award, Northeast Florida Safety Council, 2009; Grand Image Award, Florida Public Relations Association, 2009; Davis Productivity Award for state government employees whose work measurably increases productivity and promotes innovation, State of Florida; GEM award for outstanding achievement, Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles; Board of Directors, ARC of Nassau County; Micah’s Place; past president and chairman of the board, Northeast Florida Safety Council; president-elect, Columbia College of Missouri National Alumni Association; chairman, Nassau County Community Traffic Safety Team; past-president, Fernandina Beach High School Quarterback Club; past commissioner, Fernandina Beach Pop Warner Football/Cheerleading Association; former coach and manager, Fernandina Beach Little League Association; author: “Highway of Horror,” a traffic safety book; Fernandina Beach High School Hall of Fame, 2006; drafted by New York Mets and played professional minor league baseball,1971; selected by Fernandina Beach News Leader as one of Nassau County’s “Top 50 Athletes” from 1949-1999.


SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Address: 76001 Bobby Moore Circle, Yulee, 32097-5452
Phone: (904) 225-0331
Website: http://www.nassauso.com

COUNTY DETAILS
County Seat: Fernandina Beach
Population: 74,629
County Website: http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/

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