Sheriff Bob Johnson

Sheriff Bob Johnson has been employed with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office since 1993 and elected as Sheriff in 2016. He has been a member of the SWAT team for over 20 years, serving as an entry team member, assistant team leader, team leader and team commander. During his tenure with our Agency, Sheriff Johnson has been a member of multiple units to include Major Crimes Detective, Narcotics Supervisor, DARE Officer School Resource Officer, Juvenile Unit Supervisor, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Evening Shift Watch Commander, Navarre District Commander, Internal Affairs, Administrative Captain, Criminal Investigations Division Commander, Fleet Operations Chief Deputy and also Public Information Officer.  Since becoming chief deputy in 2015 Sheriff Johnson has also been in charge of the corrections division overseeing a 682 bed facility.
Sheriff Johnson has completed over 3,000 hours of specialized training in various law enforcement topics such as administrative management, supervisory techniques, patrol techniques, S.W.A.T. operations, criminal and narcotic investigations. Sheriff Johnson has successfully completed thirteen months of Senior Leadership program through the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute as well as the Leadership Santa Rosa Program Class 28. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session#241) and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program (Session# 76).Sheriff Johnson  currently holds both a bachelor’s and  Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Sheriff Johnson also serves as the Homeland Security Coordinator for our agency and is an active member of Florida’s Region One Domestic Security Task Force. Sheriff Johnson took over the helm of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office when he was sworn in on January 3, 2017.


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