in Jacksonville, FL, July 14, 1954.
Joan and three children
Public schools of Clay County; St. Johns River Junior College,
Palatka, AA; Florida State University, BS in Criminology;
University of North Florida, MSCJ; FBI National Academy, 141st
Session, 1985; FBI Southeastern Law Enforcement Executive
Development Seminar, 1993; Graduate of the 90th Session of the National Sheriff Institute, Longmont, Colorado, 2006; Graduate of the 57th Session of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, Quantico, Virginia, 2007.
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 on August 31, 2004. Re-elected in August 2008 for second term in office as Clay County Sheriff and again in 2012 for third term.
2004 Honors and Affiliations:
J.P. Hall Memorial Officer of the Year, 1974; President, Fraternal
Order of Police Lodge 104, 1980-82; twice nominated, Florida
Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, 1983 & 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.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Clay County Police Activities League, 2006 – present. Currently serves as Historian for the Florida Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates; Appointed by Attorney General Bill McCollum as Chairman of Region 3 Gang Reduction Task Force, January 2009 - present; Board of Directors Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, February 2009 - present; Board of Directors Florida Sheriffs Association 2011-present; Appointed by Governor Scott to the Medical Examiners Commissioner August 2013- present.
to Sheriff's Welcome Letter