Baker County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Baker County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1 Sheriff's Office Drive, Macclenny, 32063 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: 904-259-2231
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Baker County Sheriff's Office is located at 1 Sheriff's Office Drive, Macclenny, 32063 FL. The Baker County Sheriff's Office phone number is 904-259-2231.

Baker County Sheriff's Office News

We have four open Crossing Guard positions and we are looking for qualified candidates! If you are interested in applying, applications can be picked up at the Baker County Sheriff's Office.

Who or where can you report drug activity? The Baker County Sheriff’s Office now has an email address that will be monitored by our Narcotics Investigation’s Division. If you have a tip to report, please email us at: narcotics@bakerso.com

Sheriff Scotty Rhoden was honored to read to the children who attend Episcopal Children's Home Services. What a great day!

The Baker County Sheriff’s would like to commend one of our Deputies for his actions during a well-being check. On October 31, 2018 Deputy Andy Crews responded to a well-being check on an Older Adult who was at risk. Deputy A. Crews made contact with the Older Adult and was informed that their care giver had not been by in several days. The Older Adult stated they had not eaten recently. Deputy Crews acted with compassion. He located a can of Ravioli and cooked it for the Older Adult. Deputy Crews made contact with North Florida Guardian & Family Services to report their condition. The Baker County Sheriff’s Office and North Florida Guardian & Family Services have put a plan in place so this will not reoccur. We at Baker County Sheriff’s Office are blessed that our Deputies show such compassion with our community.

We would like to thank all of the little goblins, superheroes and princesses for visiting with us last night at the Trunk or Treat hosted by the Baker County Clerk of Courts. A special thank you to Sgt. Tracie Benton (AKA the Candy Dealer) for her spooky fun creativity. Sgt. Ben Anderson was the Candy Dealer's co-conspirator and helped Sgt. Benton bring her vision to life. The Halloween decorations were awesome! Thank you to Sarah Jackson for taking pictures of our trick or treaters.

Sheriff Scotty Rhoden, the Women of the Baker County Sheriff’s Office and invited guests, would like to thank Mr. Tug Smith and his precious family for sponsoring our 4th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. Today we celebrated “HOPE” for the cure for breast cancer. The room was beautifully decorated and the food was delicious. Tim, Donna and Jacob outdid themselves today! Mrs. Loretta Rowe served as our emcee and Mrs. Cindy Conner was our guest speaker. Mrs. Cindy addressed the importance of annual mammograms. We enjoyed listening to both of them sharing breast cancer facts and their mammogram experience. 🎗️

The 2018 Charles Miller Memorial Golf Tournament was held last Friday at Bent Creek Golf Club and what a beautiful day it was. This event is held annually and is hosted by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office to benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch and other local charities. We are so thankful and humbled by the support and love from our sponsors and golfers. Without your help and dedication this would not have been the successful event it was. We would also like to thank our Sheriff’s Office family who put together the tournament, monitored the course holes and served the food. God Bless, Sheriff Scotty Rhoden

Thank you to the First Coast Women's Services of Macclenny for making our Monday a little sweeter! Mrs. Dana Lane, who is the Center Director, dropped off these sweets to Detective John Blanchard. Thank you for thinking of us!!!!!

***We Need Your Help*** The Baker County Sheriff’s Office has entered the Aftermath K9 Grant for a chance to win $5,000.00 dollars for its K9 program. Please take time to follow the directions below. Vote once online and once on Instagram (if available) each day from October 18th –November 2nd. The Aftermath K9 Grant was founded to showcase, support, and reward the unique contributions made by K9 units across the country and, indirectly, to recognize and support the communities that we both serve. The month-long contest awards at total of $16,500 is various grants with first place being $5,000 to a department’s K9 program for maintenance, safety equipment, or officer training. Officers and community members nominate and vote for local departments; the top five departments with the most votes win. The K9 Grant is held in the fall and is a month-long contest. Everyone, from officers to community members to local businesses, can vote once per day for their favorite K9 unit. We encourage everyone to get involved! Popular voting will begin on October 18th and conclude on November 2nd. Anyone in the community – whether you are a student, a local business, or a fellow officer – can vote to support their favorite K9 unit! Individuals may vote ONCE every 12 hours on the designated voting website (www.aftermath.com/K9Grant) and ONCE on Instagram (@AftermathK9Grant). Please vote responsibly. 🐾💙🐾

***HURRICANE RELIEF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS NEEDED*** Pastor Shannon Conner and the Macclenny Church of God are collecting non-perishable food items to be sent to Panama City on Saturday. Non-Perishable food items may be delivered to the church today and tomorrow. The fellowship hall will be open tomorrow from 7AM to 7PM. They are hoping to fill a 40ft trailer with non-perishable food. We encourage all churches and businesses to donate to help our neighbors in need. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Pastor Conner at 904-626-6021. Thank you, Sheriff Scotty Rhoden

Mr. Richard Schmelz of High Springs, Florida stopped by the Sheriff's Office to present a handmade clock to Sheriff Scotty Rhoden. He said he made this especially for the Baker County Sheriff's Office. His plans are to make a clock for each Sheriff's Office in the State of Florida. The clock is very personal and includes the quote "No one here kneels alone". It's people like Mr. Schmelz that keeps us from feeling alone. Thank you so much Mr. Schmelz for your generosity.

Due to the decreased threat of Hurricane Michael, the General Population and Special Needs shelters have been closed until further notice. The Emergency Operations Center has returned to regular business hours. If you need immediate assistance, please call the Baker County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at (904) 259-2861. Local government offices and schools will remain closed on Thursday, October 11th, reopening on Friday, October 12th. The courthouse will maintain normal hours tomorrow, Thursday October 11th.

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management staff is continuously monitoring Hurricane Michael. We are expecting tropical storm-force winds and potential tornadoes throughout our county beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. tonight and extending through 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning. All Baker County schools will be closed on Thursday, October 11th. Classes will resume on Friday, October 12th. All Baker County offices will be closed on Thursday, October 11th, with the exception of the courthouse. Hurricane shelters are currently open. The General Population shelter is at Macclenny Elementary School, located at 1 Wild Kitten Drive in Macclenny. The Special Needs Shelter is at Ed Fraser Hospital, located at 159 North 3rd Street in Macclenny. You will need identification to register at the shelter. Please bring any items you may need, including blankets, food, water, clothing, etc. for at least 2 days. *No mandatory evacuations have been issued at this time* Our Emergency Management staff urges all citizens to plan for power outages and the need for food and water during those outages. If you have any questions or concerns as Hurricane Michael approaches, please feel free to contact our Emergency Management staff at (904) 259-6111. For automated updates, call 653-HELP (653-4357). All citizens are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at bakerso.com/alert_baker/ For more tips and information, go to floridadisaster.org.

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management team is continuously monitoring Hurricane Michael. We are expecting tropical storm-force winds and potential tornadoes throughout our county beginning on Wednesday morning and extending through Thursday evening. The Baker County School Board has announced that all schools in the county will be closed on Wednesday, October 10th, and Thursday, October 11th. The Board expects classes to resume on Friday, October 12th. All Baker County offices will be closed on Wednesday, October 10th, and Thursday, October 11th. City of Macclenny offices will also be closed Wednesday and Thursday. City garbage pickup for Wednesday will be pushed to Thursday, and the Thursday collection will be pushed to Friday. Sandbags are available at the City of Macclenny Yard, located on Hartline Drive behind the Baker County Health Department. The limit is 6 sandbags per person, and bags must be filled yourself. Both a General Population and Special Needs Shelter will open today, October 9th, at 6:00 p.m. The General Population shelter will be at Macclenny Elementary School, located at 1 Wild Kitten Drive in Macclenny. The Special Needs Shelter will be at Ed Fraser Hospital, located at 159 North 3rd Street in Macclenny. You will need identification to register at the shelter. Please bring any items you may need, including blankets, food, water, clothing, etc. for at least 2 days. *No mandatory evacuations have been issued at this time* Our Emergency Management team urges all citizens to begin planning and preparing for any storm-related issues you or your family may face. It is important to plan for power outages and the need for food and water during those outages. If you have any questions or concerns as Hurricane Michael approaches, please feel free to contact our Emergency Management staff at (904) 259-6111. All citizens are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts at bakerso.com/alert_baker/ For more tips and information, go to floridadisaster.org.

Before a storm hits, make sure you have an emergency disaster supply kit assembled and ready. A basic kit should include the following items: • Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert • Flashlight • First aid kit • Extra batteries • Whistle to signal for help • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities • Manual can opener for food • Local maps • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management is actively monitoring Hurricane Michael. We would like to remind everyone that now is a great time to review their family plans and check emergency supply kits. We will update with new information as we receive it. If you have yet to do so, please sign up to receive our emergency alert notifications through AlertBaker. Go to www.bakerso.com/alert_baker/ to register and find more information.