President - Ben Johnson

As a lifelong Volusia County resident, Ben Johnson has dedicated more than 40 years to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in an effort to keep our county safe. But in December 2016, Ben is retiring and turning his focus to his other lifelong passion...hunting. 

 

With a career rich in leadership experience, including serving four consecutive terms as Volusia County Sheriff, and roles including Sergeant, Lieutenant, First District Commander in Deltona, and SWAT Entry Team Leader - Ben will transfer his skills to keep Farmton Hunt Club running efficiently and smoothly, ensuring the best experience for club members. 

 

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 1, 2001; Re-elected in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

  • 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 2002/2003DeLand 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

 

Elected to term as Florida Sheriffs Association President (August 2011 - August 2012)­