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Sheriff Brad Whitehead (R)
Lake Butler


Union County High School; AA degree, Lake City Community College; BS degree, criminal justice, Florida State University.


Law enforcement detective, Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations, Division of State Fire Marshall, 1998-2003; correctional service consultant, Regional Director’s Office, Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC), 2003-2005; senior prison inspector, Office of the Inspector General, FDOC, 2005-2009; assistant warden, FDOC, 2009-2013; appointed Sheriff of Union County, January 2014; elected Sheriff of Union County, November 2014.

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; member, Lake Butler Rotary Club.

Address: 55 W. Main St., Courthouse Rm. 102, Lake Butler, 32054-1654
Phone: (386) 496-2501 

County Seat: Lake Butler
Population: 15,212
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