Sheriff W. Brad Steube

Sheriff W. Brad Steube


Sheriff W. Brad Steube Click here for a video message form the Sheriff

Employment History

  • Manatee County Sheriff's Office - February 1978 to Present
  • Longboat Key Police Department - January 1976 to February 1978


  • Associate of Science - Criminal Justice
    Manatee Community College, Bradenton, Florida
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 200th session
    University of Virginia, Quantico, Virginia
  • Graduate of Leadership Manatee
  • More than 100 specialized courses in excess of 2,200 hours


  • Has held the rank of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, and Colonel at the
    Manatee County Sheriff's Office
  • Commander of the Special Weapons & Tactics Team
  • Commander of the Narcotics & Vice Unit
  • Graduate of Leadership Manatee
  • Graduate of the National Academy, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Vice Chair, Zone 6 - Florida Sheriffs Association Task Force
  • Region 6 Chair - Attorney General’s Gang Reduction Task Force
  • Treasurer, Past Chairman - Florida Sheriffs Association

Community Service

Present Board Member   Past Board Member
  • Florida Sheriffs Association
  • Public Safety Coordinating Council
  • Criminal Justice Advisory Board
  • Law Enforcement Advisory Council
  • Manatee County Crimestoppers
  • Manatee River Fair Association
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
  • Junior Leadership Manatee
  • Leadership Manatee
  • Baker Act Advisory Committee
  • Hope Family Services
  • EdVantage
  • Florida Deputy Sheriffs Association