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Sheriff's Office

434 Fernleaf Ave.
Sebring, Florida 33870
P: 863-402-7200
F: 863-402-7296

Jail Location

338 S. Orange St.
Sebring, Florida 33870
P: 863-402-7201
F: 863-402-7271

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Detention Bureau

Major Booker Johnson has been with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office since February 1982 starting as a Detention Deputy.  Major Johnson then transferred  to a Deputy Sheriff in 1983 to 2003 and worked MAJOR JOHNSONthrough the ranks to his promotion to Sergeant.  From 2003 to 2005, he was the Special Operations Unit Lieutenant, and in 2005 transferred to Law Enforcement Support Services Lieutenant.  Later in 2005, he was promoted to Captain of the Detention Operations Division.  In 2011, he was promoted to Major over the Law Enforcement Bureau and served as commander of the Law Enforcement Bureau. In 2013, Major Johnson was transferred to Commander of the Detention Bureau.
Major Johnson was a CJSTC Instructor from 1999 until 2008 in Firearms, Vehicle Operations, and General Instruction.  Major Johnson completed the Command Officers Development Course in February 2008 with the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, KY.  Major Johnson has been responsible for the coordination of the 12 Hours of Sebring event with local law enforcement since 2003.  He was also the ADA Coordinator for the Detention Facility in 2010. 
The Detention Bureau's mission is to provide a safe, secure, functional and humane environment for staff and inmates, while operating professionally, respectfully, and efficiently. The Detention Bureau consists of a wide array of services and components that provide the basic care and custodial services for every person arrested. The Highlands County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility's inmate population consists of pre-trial, pre-sentenced, county and state sentenced males and females, as well as juvenile offenders who have been adjudicated as adults.
The Detention Bureau consists of three Divisions which provide Correctional services in one form or another.
Information on Jail Visitation can be found here.
Click on links below for more information on a specific unit or division.