Our Sheriff: Gordon Smith

Welcome to the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office Official Web Site. This site introduces you to our office and provides an overview of our services. I sincerely hope you find the information on this website to be helpful and useful as you explore the many services we provide to the public.

Bradford County is a small, rural county located about 45 miles Southwest of Jacksonville, FL and about 25 miles Northeast of Gainesville, FL. We currently serve a population of approximately 30,000. We take pride in our community and our goal is to serve the community with professionalism and integrity. Our sworn and non-sworn members are committed to providing responsive, quality, cost-effective service to the citizens of Bradford County.

I have worked to make our office more informative to the public through the use of technology. To achieve this, we are constantly working to make this website more user-friendly and enlightening. Another one of my goals is to implement a strong community policing effort throughout the county so that we are more visible and responsive to the unique needs of Bradford County.

Together we can continue to keep Bradford County a safe community to live, work, play, worship, and raise a family.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and don’t forget to visit often for the latest information. Respectfully,


To provide quality law enforcement services to the citizens of Bradford County, serving our community through crime prevention, drug enforcement, aggressive patrols, and education.




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