Meet Sheriff Darryl Daniels

Sheriff Darryl Daniels was born in Miami, Florida. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 where he was stationed at Naval Air Station Cecil Field and later deployed aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Forrestal.

After two honorable discharges and eight years later, Sheriff Daniels was hired by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office where he excelled in law enforcement. During the course of his 25-year law enforcement career, he advanced through the ranks from officer, sergeant, lieutenant, assistant chief and division chief.

Sheriff Daniels has worked in Patrol, Internal Affairs, Traffic, Accreditation and Staff Inspections. He has commanded areas such as Crime Analysis, Information Systems Management, Grants, Training Academy, Emergency Preparedness, Community Service Officer and Reserve programs, Auto Burglary Taskforce, Jails Division, Professional Standards Division, Continuous Division, and the Health Services Division.

A few highlights of the sheriff’s exemplary career are being nominated several times as Police Officer of the Month, selection as Supervisor of the Month and Supervisor of the Year, functioning as a highly-respected law enforcement accreditation team leader where he evaluated other law enforcement agencies for compliance with evidence-based practices, commanding two divisions simultaneously and attending the 255th session of the FBI National Academy where he was selected as Section Leader.

Sheriff Daniels holds undergraduate degrees in both Criminal Justice Administration and Multi-Disciplinary Studies as well as a Master’s Degree in Religion. He has several other distinguished recognitions for his accomplishments in law enforcement and for his involvement in the community.