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Director Brian Bishop began his career in public service in 1971 as a Florida State Park Ranger.  Upon completing an Associate Degree and Police Standards Certification he entered the Law Enforcement field in 1973 beginning with the Clay County Sheriff's Office.  In 1974 he moved to Okaloosa County where he served with the Ft. Walton Beach Police Dept. and subsequently the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, working as a patrol officer, criminal investigator and narcotics investigator while assigned to the First Circuit Narcotics Investigation Task Force.  He returned to the Clay County Sheriff's Office in 1977 where he remained until 2005.  During this time he served as patrol deputy, investigator, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant, operations captain, chief of administration, chief of jail, chief of staff and finally undersheriff.  Additional assignments included SWAT Team Leader, disaster management coordinator and assignment to the State Working Group for the Regional Domestic Security Task Force.


In 2006-2008 Director Bishop served as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Regional Domestic Security Planner for the 13 County Jacksonville Region.

In 2009, Director Bishop began with the Baker County Sheriff's Office as Director of the Administration Bureau.



  1. Master Public Administration - Nova Southeastern University

  2. Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice - Troy State University

  3. Associates of Arts, Police Science - Lake City Community College





  1. Law Enforcement Officer

  2. Law Enforcement Instructor

  3. Incident Command System Instructor

The Administration Bureau is divided into two

Divisions, Finance and Support Services.

The Finance Division is responsible for the financial and administrative

operations of the Baker County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) including Baker

Correctional Development Corporation (BCDC).  This includes budget

preparations and administration, purchasing, payables, payroll and grant

administration for both BCSO and BCDC.

The Support Services Division is comprised of Human Resources, Fleet

Maintenance, Records, Front Desk Reception and Evidence/Property.

Director Brian Bishop

Joey B. Dobson, Sheriff