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A Message from the Sheriff

Union County Sheriff Brad WhiteheadThank you for the opportunity to serve as your Sheriff here in Union County. I am humbled everyday as I travel throughout the county and meet with our citizens. I enjoy being able to hear every concern that you have and I am committed to fulfilling the Office of the Sheriff with the citizens guidance in hopes that we continue to make Union County the safest place to live, work and raise our children.

Our county remains rich in heritage and tradition as well as one of the lowest crime rated places in Florida. The men and women of the Union County Sheriff's Office do not take this lightly and our mission will be to continually strive to be a community we can all be proud.

The place I grew up, Union County and our citizens have shaped my career and I am honored to serve as your Sheriff. I understand the importance of public service, dedication and understanding the unique needs of our county. I also understand that our youth remain the most valuable asset that will determine our future and quality of life. I am encouraged everyday knowing that each of us as teachers, leaders, mothers, fathers and business owners are working together to achieve success. I also have seen the heartache when things affect our families without notice or boundaries of social economic status, race or creed. As we move forward into our future, please join me in making our pledge to do our part in building a foundation of commitment, honor, respect and unity across all lines.

I want to provide you with the best quality service and I urge you to visit our website often and invite your comments and vision.

Thank you and I look forward to continuing to serve you and the needs of this county.


Our Mission

Our MissionOur main mission is the protection of life and property of citizens in Union County and the operation of the County Jail.

Zero Drug Tolerance

Zero Drug ToleranceUnion County Sheriff Brad Whitehead announces "ZERO TOLERANCE" with other North Florida Sheriffs today in Lake Butler.

Sheriff Brad Whitehead spoke alongside other North Florida Sheriffs and elected officials in an effort to reinforce a message to citizens that his administration will strictly enforce Florida's drug control act. This message follows Union County Sheriff's Office latest arrests and search warrants served today.

Sheriff Whitehead commented that we must all work together to protect our citizens and our youth. "If one more person chooses drugs or one more person loses their life due to illegal drugs, then we have failed". "We cannot fail".

Sheriff Whitehead stated that Union is a small county and we are fortunate to have our neighboring Sheriffs and Correctional professionals work with us on a routine basis. The message today solidifies this working relationship.

Since taking office in January, the Union County Sheriff's Office has arrested over 50 suspects for drug offenses and filed over 105 charges in the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

"This latest partnership is a demonstration of how effective we all can be when we work together to combat this plague. Working together and the sharing of resources also has a direct positive impact fiscally as well as provides the means of intelligence gathering and sharing" stated Whitehead.

This sign along with 22 others throughout the entrances into Union County will send a message that we do not tolerate any illegal drugs!!!