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Sheriff W. Brad Steube (R)


Manatee High School; AS degree, criminal justice, Manatee Community College; FBI National Academy, 200th session.


Longboat Key Police Department, 1976-1978; deputy, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office since 1978, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major, colonel; served as commander, Special Weapons and Tactics Team and commander, Narcotics & Vice Unit; appointed Sheriff of Manatee County, April 2007; elected Sheriff 2008; re-elected 2012.

Honors and Affiliations

Longboat Key Police Officer of the Year, 1977; treasurer, chairman, Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association; present board member: Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Manatee County Crime Stoppers, Manatee Technical Institute Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Manatee County Law Enforcement Advisory Council, Manatee River Fair Association, Public Safety Coordinating Council; vice chair, FSA Task Force Region 6; chair, Region 6 Attorney General’s Gang Reduction Task Force; past member: Baker Act Advisory Board, Junior Leadership Manatee, Leadership Manatee, Hope Family Services, Meals on Wheels, Manatee School Board EdVantage Strategic Planning Team, Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association.

Address: 600 301 Blvd. W., #202, Bradenton, 34205
Phone: (941) 747-3011, x 2222

County Seat: Bradenton
Population: 333,687
County Website:

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