Sheriff Bill Leeper (R)
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.
Florida Highway Patrol, 35 years, retired Captain; business owner; former City Commissioner, Mayor, Fernandina Beach, FL, 2 terms; elected Sheriff of Nassau County, 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
Florida Department of Transportation "State Traffic Law Enforcement Officer of the Year,” 1995; Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association "PIO of the Year,” 2008; International Association of Chiefs of Police, "J. Stannard Baker Award" for outstanding career achievement in highway safety, 2009; Northeast Florida Safety Council, "Jerry Hamm Media Award,” 2009; Florida Public Relations Association "Grand Image Award,” 2009; State of Florida "Davis Productivity Award" for state government employees whose work measurably increases productivity and promotes innovation; Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles "GEM" award for outstanding achievement; 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.
Address: 76001 Bobby Moore Circle, Yulee, 32097-5452
Phone: (904) 225-0331
County Seat: Fernandina Beach
County Website: http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/