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Sheriff David C. Hobbs (D)


Public schools of Jefferson County; Florida Highway Patrol Academy.


United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1976-1982.


Florida Highway Patrol, 11 years; deputy sheriff, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, eight years; elected Sheriff of Jefferson County, 2004; re-elected 2008; reelected unopposed 2012.

Honors and Affiliations

Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2004-2008; Board of Managers, Florida Risk Management Fund, 2014; Governor appointment to Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, 2014; board member, 4-H Advisory Committee; recipient, Veterans of Foreign Wars Golden Medal Award for Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, 2004; Letters of Commendation, Florida Highway Patrol Troop H for Outstanding Productivity; GEM Award, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; Bronze Award, United Way, 2004-2012; member, Rotary International; Fred and Velinda Williams/Chamber of Commerce Award for government official that has contributed the most to the Chamber and Community; Distinguished Citizen Award, Boy Scouts of America, 2012; instrumental in legislation requiring state drivers licenses and ID cards to identify sexual offenders; implemented Cops & Kids program to give bicycles to underprivileged children at Christmas; implemented Project Lifesaver to aide in search for persons with special needs; organized department fundraisers: United Way; American Cancer Society; Senior Citizens Center of Jefferson County.

Address: 171 Industrial Park, Monticello, 32344-6385
Phone: (850) 997-2523

County Seat: Monticello
Population: 14,658
County Website:

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