Lake Butler, Florida Police Station Information
Facts about crime in Lake Butler, Florida:
- The overall crime rate in Lake Butler is 55% lower than the national average.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 3.48 daily crimes that occur in Lake Butler.
- Lake Butler is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States.
- In Lake Butler you have a 1 in 79 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- The number of total year over year crimes in Lake Butler has decreased by 5%.
The Union County Jail is located on the north-side of the courthouse at 50 NW 1st Street in Lake Butler. Historically, the original jail for Union County was constructed circa 1922. Around 1936, Union County constructed the brick courthouse at the present day location. By 1950, the “old jail” was dismantled and a new one was built on the site of the present day jail.
The years ahead provided for renovations as Union County grew. The current day jail is a 36 bed facility housing both convicted and non-convicted offenders, felony and misdemeanor crimes. The jail is part of the Sheriff’s automated reporting system providing real-time civil and criminal court paperwork to expedite the criminal justice process. Additionally, the jail operates the laser automated fingerprint system tied to the National Crime Information Center and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The county jail participates in the automatic notification of victims of certain crimes by way of the V.I.N.E.S. network when an offender is released
The county jail booking facility also houses the Sheriffs’ alcohol breath testing equipment used by deputy sheriff’s as well as the Florida Highway Patrol.
Visiting hours are Thursday and Friday of each week from 1:00 pm until 3:00pm. Visiting is allowed on one of these days and is restricted to immediate family only. Anyone visiting the facility is subject to search pursuant to Florida State Statute.
County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Lake Butler, Florida
Brad Whitehead, Sheriff
55 W. Main St.
Courthouse Rm. 102
Lake Butler, Florida 32054-1654
Phone: (386) 496-2501
The Sheriff’s Patrol section encompass all uniformed deputies and are responsible for all calls for service. Uniformed deputies answer calls in the 246 square mile area encompassing all of Union County. Deputy sheriffs perform a wide variety of duties involving all facets of law enforcement. Union County Deputies must have an active interest in working with people and be able to be fair with all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief, political affiliation, or economic level.
The Sheriff’s Investigation unit is the lead investigative arm of the office. This unit investigates all major crimes against person(s) or property. Many of these investigations involve multiple suspects and/or jurisdictions. The unit annually works with a variety of local, state, county and federal agencies to bring to justice criminal acts committed against citizens in Union County. Several hundreds and thousands of dollars in property recovery and other stolen assets as well as seized narcotics and implements of crime are directly credited to the investigative section and the deputy sheriffs assigned. The investigative unit utilizes a host of specialized technology in conducting their investigations including detection and surveillance equipment as well as crime scene processing. Investigators routinely work closely with the state attorney and the medical examiner’s office.
Recently, the sheriff’s dispatch/communications center upgraded technology to better serve citizens when 911 calls are placed. A detailed computerized map interfaces with E-911 calls as they are received to accurately determine a caller’s location. This assists emergency services and/or law enforcement to reach the caller more quickly. Enhanced technology and agreements with wireless carriers (cellular) also provide for “real-time” GPS (global positioning satellite) in some cases where a caller does not know their exact location.
E911 / Mapping Department
The Union County E911 / Mapping Department is housed inside the Emergency Operations Center. The center utilizes an automated 911 system supported by PlantCML. This enables the center to provide an enhanced 911 system for its citizens. With this system, the center is able to take an incoming 911 call and identify: resident’s name, address, phone number, fire department, rescue units, medical units, additional fire and rescue units, hazardous problems, medical problems, residents call history, and directions. Our dispatchers can access a G.I.S. (Geographical Information System) map of Union County that can assist in directions, routing of units, mileage, and GPS Coordinates. They are also able to pinpoint resident locations and names to aid in the arrival of units.