Chief Grady Jordan

(Department of Detention)

Captain Jordan was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Political Science. His career began in 1993 as a Corrections Officer at the Leon County Jail. Captain Jordan has worked in Uniform Patrol, VICE/Narcotics Unit, Violent Crime Unit, Homeland Security /Intelligence Unit, Media and Public Relations, Department of Administration and is currently a Captain in the Department of Law Enforcement.

In his current role as a Captain in the Department of Law Enforcement, Captain Jordan oversees the day to day operations of the Uniform Patrol Division. He is the Situational Commander for all of the Leon County Sheriff’s Offices Specialty Teams, including SWAT, Hostage Negotiations Team, Hazardous Devices Team, and the Tactical Dive Team. While in the Homeland Security/Intelligence Unit he worked with the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Florida Domestic Security Task Force.

As the Public Information Officer for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Jordan established the Leon County Sheriff’s Office footprint on social media with numerous platforms across the internet.

In October of 2005, Captain Jordan was elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Gang Investigators Association and is currently the Vice President. Captain Jordan has traveled throughout the United States and internationally teaching and lecturing on criminal street gangs.

Captain Jordan has traveled to Israel to observe and be trained in counter terrorism mitigation methods currently implemented by the nation of Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces. In 2008 Captain Jordan was a member of the City of Tallahassee Mayor’s Gang Task Force as well as the State of Florida Attorney General’s Gang Control Strategy Workgroup, which developed the first ever Gang Control Strategy for the State of Florida.

Captain Jordan is a member of Florida Sheriffs Association Commanders Academy Class 7, Leadership Tallahassee Class 28, Florida Leadership Academy Class 12, National Sheriff’s Association, and Florida Sheriff’s Association. Captain Jordan has been married for 21 years to his wife, Monica Jordan. They have one daughter Madeline Grace Jordan, 15.


  • National Sheriff’s Association Medal of Merit 2006
  • Committee of 99 Leon County Law Officer of the Year 2006