Sadie Darnell

Office: Alachua County Sheriff
Status: Incumbent
Party Affiliation: Democratic
City: Gainesville

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Alachua County Sheriff since 2006. I have set the highest standards by leading by example, being responsive, ensuring ethical behavior and implementing fairness in all aspects of the Agency. I expect the same from each and every one of my employees, no matter their rank or status. Having 900 employees and a budget of $70 million, it is impossible for me to be everywhere and to know everything. It is my responsibility, however, to select, mentor and promote individuals who share my core values and dedication to our profession. As your Sheriff, I shall continue to provide the necessary expertise and continuing stability of a strong and effective Agency.

My highest priority is to ensure professional service is delivered to each and every citizen in Alachua County. My duties as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for Alachua County are stipulated within Florida State Statute. Beyond the statutory requirements, however, I work tirelessly in my commitment to the needs of our communities by ensuring public safety personnel acquire the necessary training and expertise to make the best decisions in split second situations.

I am seeking re-election for Alachua County Sheriff because I love my job. As we know, the public safety profession is facing difficult, challenging times. Now more than ever there is a need for experienced, professional and ethical leadership. I have devoted four decades of my life to public service in Alachua County and know of no better purpose. I recognize there is a continuous need to evolve and continually improve the agency, which is why I shall ensure that the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is prepared for the future. We must continue to have a Sheriff with proven commitment and the leadership skills to ensure the citizens of Alachua County receive the best possible public safety. Therefore, I seek your support for another term as your Sheriff.

Thank you,

Sadie Darnell