Sheriff Ben F. Johnson - Biography

 
 

Personal
» Born July 10, 1950 in DeLand, FL
» Lifelong resident of Volusia County
» Divorced; one daughter

Education
» DeLand High School (1968)
» Daytona Beach Community College, Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (1978)
» Rollins College, Winter Park, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, with honors (1981)

Employment
» Elected Sheriff of Volusia County November 2000, assumed office January 2, 2001; Re-elected in 2004 and 2008
» Volusia County Sheriff's Office (October 1971-May 1998)
   
» Promoted to Sergeant in November 1974
   
» Promoted to Lieutenant in January 1984
» First District Commander in Deltona, April 1989
» SWAT Entry Team Leader

Professional training
» Graduate of the 156th session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA (1989)

Professional involvement
» Elected President of the Florida Sheriff's Association, August 2011

Community involvement
» American Heart Association Volusia/Flagler Heart Walk 2003 Co-Chairman
» Emergency Medical Foundation Board of Directors, 2003
» Florida Coalition for Safe Highways Community Leader 2002/2003
» DeLand Rotary Club
» Past Vice President and Board Member, West Volusia Police Athletic League
» Volusia Masonic Lodge #77 F&A.M.
» One Voice for Volusia, Board of Directors, 2003
» Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, 2003
» Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties, 2003
» Florida Sheriffs Association
» National Sheriffs Association
» FBI National Academy Associates

Awards and honors
» May 2001 - Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
» American Cancer Society, 2001 Honorary Chairman, Volusia County Relay for Life Events
» American Heart Association, 1998 Heart Walk Vice Chair
» Boys Scouts of America, Chairman of West Volusia Golden Eagle Dinner