"I know what hard work, determination, and dedication mean"

A Lifetime of Public Service

Law Enforcement Career

Chuck's interest in serving and protecting his community took root while studying at the University of Florida toward a degree in Criminal Justice.  He was an intern at the Alachua County Sheriff's Office where he rode with patrol deputies, worked in warrants, and learned from real-life experiences that could not be taught in the classroom.  His career began with the U.S. Marshals Service after graduating from college and he later joined his local agency, the Baker County Sheriff's Office, rising from patrol Deputy to patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant, Investigator and Chief Investigator with the rank of Major, a role in which he served for 16 years.  He also supervised as many as 18 persons as Director of Sheriff's Special Operations in areas such as investigations, school resource officers, court security officers, highway interdiction teams, honor guard, SWAT team, specialized police equipment, warrants, civil process, sheriff's finance, and civilian office staff.  Since Chuck's retirement from a nearly 30 year law enforcement career, he continues to serve as a Baker County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy Sheriff and fully certified police officer.  

Professional Associations and Affiliations

Baker County High School Law Academy Advisory Board

Baker County Juvenile Justice Council

Florida Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit

North Florida Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit

FDLE, Baker, and Clay County Joint Homicide Investigation Task Force

Florida Property Crimes Investigators Association

North Florida Property Crimes Investigators Association

Eighth Judicial Circuit Special Investigations Unit

U.S. Customs Blue Lightning Strike Force

Florida Narcotic Officers Association (Regional Officer of the Year, 2003)

Florida SWAT Association

Florida Agricultural Crimes Intelligence Unit

Lake City Community College Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board

Southern Association of Voice Stress Analysts

Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association

Florida Sheriffs Association

Certifications

Florida Police Standards - Current Certified Police Officer for 30 plus years

Cannabis Aerial Detection - Florida Department of Law Enforcement Certified 

Radar Speed Measurement - Florida Department of Law Enforcement Certified

Certified Voice Stress Analyst (lie detector) - Southern Association of Voice Stress Analysts

"The true value of our worth is the value of our service, especially our service to others"