Alachua County Sheriff's Office

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Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Abbreviation ACSO
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Patch of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* County (US) of Alachua in the state of Florida, USA
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Map of Alachua County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size 969.12 square miles (2,510.0 km2)
Population 217,955
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Gainesville, Florida
Agency executive Sadie Darnell, Sheriff
Alachua County Sheriff
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office is the chief law enforcement agency for unincorporated areas of Alachua County, Florida, United States. The current sheriff, Sadie Darnell, is the first female sheriff for the county.[citation needed]

In June 2007, it was reported that 10 employees in the Sheriff's office, including the jail's director, had either been fired or resigned while being investigated.[1]

The office has at least one Bearcat armored vehicle and two helicopters provided by the federal government under various programs.[2]

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  1. ^ The Gainesville Sun, June 03, 2007 - At agency, 10 ousters since sheriff took job
  2. ^ Sarkissian, Arek (22 May 2015). "ASO deputies disciplined following traffic stop by armored vehicle". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 

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