Sheriff Brad Whitehead (R)
Union County High School; AA degree, Lake City Community College; BS degree, Criminal Justice, Florida State University
Division of State Fire Marshall, Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations, law enforcement detective, 1998-2003; Florida Department of Corrections, Regional Director's Office, Correctional Service Consultant, 2003-2005; Florida Department of Corrections, Office of the Inspector General, Senior Prison Inspector, 2005-2009; Department of Corrections, Assistant Warden, 2009-2013; appointed Sheriff, Union County, 2014, following the death of his father, Jerry Whitehead
. He is the third generation in his family to serve as Sheriff in Union County.
Honors and Affiliations
Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency; Chairman, Florida Relay for Life, 2012; Northeast Regional Investigator of the Quarter, Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations, April, 2000; Northeast Regional Investigator of the Year, Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations, 2000.
Address: 55 W. Main St., Courthouse Rm. 102, Lake Butler, 32054-1654
Phone: (386) 496-2501
County Seat: Lake Butler
County Website: (county details)