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Sheriff Reid

Sheriff J. Harrell Reid (R)

Hamilton | View All Sheriffs

County Details

  • County Seat: Jasper
  • Population: 14,004


AS degree, Miami-Dade Junior College; BS degree, University of Florida; Criminal Justice Standards Training Course, North Florida Junior College; Graduate, FBI National Academy, 1991.


Deputy Sheriff, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, 10 years; elected Sheriff of Hamilton County, 1988; re-elected 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Board of managers, Florida Sheriffs Self Insurance Fund and Sheriffs Automobile Risk Program, 1994-present; Florida Sheriffs Association Board: Sergeant-at-Arms, 1992-1999; Chairman, 2006-2007; Treasurer, 2007-2008; Secretary, 2008- 2009; President, 2010-2011;The Dean of Sheriffs, December 18, 2013 – present; appointed to Medical Examiners Commission by Gov. Lawton Chiles, 1997; reappointed by Gov. Jeb Bush, 2001; re-appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, 2017.