Sheriff Brad Whitehead (R)
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, 2003-2005; senior prison inspector, Office of the Inspector General, Florida Department of Corrections, 2005-2009; assistant warden, Department of Corrections, 2009-2013; appointed Sheriff of 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: http://www.unioncounty-fl.gov