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Sheriff Ben F. Johnson (R*)

*Election is non-partisan in this county


AS degree, criminal justice, Daytona Beach Community College; BS degree, criminal justice, Rollins College; FBI National Academy, 156th session.


Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, 40 years; elected Sheriff of Volusia County, 2000; ran unopposed 2004; re-elected 2008 and 2012.

Honors and Affiliations

Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council, appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist, 2007, reappointed 2009, reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott, 2011 and 2013; nominee, Distinguished Community College Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, Leroy Collins, 2007; Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Victims’ Coalition of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, 2004; Golden Eagle Dinner Honoree, Boy Scouts of America, 2003; Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 2001; President/CEO Award for support of the Crisis Intervention Training Program, ACT Corporation; Law Enforcement Award, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, Chapter 17, 2012; member, board of directors: One Voice for Volusia, Boys and Girls Club, Emergency Medical Foundation; board of trustees, Florida Partners in Crisis; Volusia Committee of 100; Volusia Masonic Lodge #77 F&AM; DeLand Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow); former co-chair, Central Florida Domestic Security Task Force, 2005-present; member: FBI National Academy Associates, National Sheriffs’ Association; Florida Sheriffs Association: president, 2011-2012; vice-president, 2010-2011; secretary, 2008-2009; treasurer, 2008-2010; vice chairman of the board, 2008; director, District 3, 2006-2008; nominating committee, 2008; Charter Government Committee, 2007; Conference Committee, 2007; Child Protection Committee/ Sexual Predator Task Force, 2008; Legislative Committee, 2007-2009, 2011, 2014; honorary chairman, American Cancer Society Volusia County Relay for Life, 2001; chairman, Boy Scouts of America West Volusia Golden Eagle Dinner, 2002; community leader, Florida Coalition for Safe Highways, 2002-2003; co-chairman, American Heart Association Volusia/Flagler 2003 Heart Walk; former board member: Habitat for Humanity, Rape Crisis Center, West Volusia Police Athletic League, Daytona State College Foundation, West Volusia YMCA.

Address: P.O. Box 569, DeLand, 32721-0569
Phone: (386) 736-5961

County Seat: DeLand
Population: 498,634
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