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Clay

Sheriff Rick Beseler (R)
Green Cove Springs

Education

Public schools of Clay County; AA degree, St. Johns River Junior College, Palatka, FL; BS degree, criminology, Florida State University; master’s degree, criminal justice, University of North Florida; FBI National Academy, 141st Session, 1985; FBI Southeastern Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, 1993; National Sheriffs’ Institute, 90th Session, 2006; FBI Law Enforcement Executives Development Seminar, 57th Session, Quantico, VA, November 2007 

Career

Dispatcher through patrol sergeant, Green Cove Springs Police Department, five years; investigator through chief investigator, State Attorney’s Office, 4th Circuit, 25 years; elected Sheriff of Clay County, 2004; re-elected 2008 and 2012

Honors and Affiliations

J.P. Hall Memorial Officer of the Year, 1974; president, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 104, 1980-1982; nominated, Florida Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, 1983 and 1984; Award for Outstanding Performance of Duty, American Society for Industrial Security, 1987; chairman, Northeast Florida Intelligence Unit, 1994; president, Northeast Florida Law Enforcement Executives Association, 2001; vice-chairman, Green Cove Springs Charter Revision Committee, 2001; president, Florida Chapter FBI National Academy Association, 2005; historian, Florida Chapter FBI National Academy, 2007-present; chairman of the Board of Directors, Clay County Police Activities League, 2006-present; appointed chairman by Attorney General Bill McCollum, Region 3 Gang Reduction Task Force, 2009-present; Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, 2009; chairman, Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, 2011; Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2012-present; appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Medical Examiners Commission 2013-2017.


SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Address: P.O. Box 548, Green Cove Springs, 32043-0548
Phone: (904) 284-7575
Website: www.claysheriff.com

COUNTY DETAILS
County Seat: Green Cove Springs
Population: 194,345
County Website: www.claycountygov.com

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