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Sheriff Rick Beseler Biographical Information

Born in Jacksonville, FL, July 14, 1954.

Wife 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.

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