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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, 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
Population: 15,212
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