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Sheriff Joey B. Dobson (D)


Baker County High School; AS degree, management, Lake City Community College; BS degree, criminology, Florida State University; Law Enforcement Officer Instructor Certification, Santa Fe Community College, 1982; graduate, Management of Small Law Enforcement Agency, Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville, 1997; Florida Executive Development Seminar, 1997; University of North Florida Leadership Conference, National Sheriffs’ Institute, 1998; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Washington, D.C., 2010; Traumas of Law Enforcement Training, 2014.


State juvenile probation officer, 1972-1973; deputy, Baker County Sheriff’s Office, 1973- 1976; elected clerk of Circuit Court, Baker County, 1976-1980; investigator, State Attorney’s Office, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1982-1996; law enforcement instructor, Lake City Community College, 1984-1996; elected Sheriff of Baker County, 1996; reelected 2000; ran unopposed 2004; re-elected 2008 and 2012.

Honors and Affiliations

Outstanding Young Officer Award, Baker County Jaycees, 1974; member, Governor’s Council on Criminal Justice, 1974; president, Baker County Sertoma Club; Sertoman of the Year Award, 1996; established Baker County’s first alcohol and drug abuse program; member: Macclenny Lions Club, Baker County Council on Aging, Baker County Juvenile Justice Council; executive committee: Northeast Florida Investigative Support Center, Northeast Florida HIDTA; member, Florida Division of Licensing; board member, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches; president, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2007-2008; Board of Managers, Florida Sheriffs Self Insurance Fund; Sheriff’s Automobile Risk Program, 2009.

Address: 1 Sheriff's Office Drive, Macclenny, 32063-2206
Phone: (904) 259-2231

County Seat: Macclenny
Population: 27,115
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