MEET THE SHERIFF
Prior to becoming the Sheriff of Marion County, Emery A. Gainey was a member of the Attorney General’s senior executive management team. He has served as the Director of Law Enforcement, Victim Services & Criminal Justice Programs for the Florida Attorney General. He was the liaison between federal, state and local law enforcement administrators. Sheriff Gainey played a key role in the development, implementation and execution of the Attorney General’s criminal justice related initiatives while also overseeing the Division of Victim Services.
Before joining the Attorney General's Office in 2007, Sheriff Gainey served with the Alachua County Sheriffs Office for 25 years, holding several key positions during his tenure including: Chief Deputy (Chief of Staff & Chief Financial Officer), Division Commander of the Uniform Patrol, Homeland Security Commander as well as many others.
Sheriff Gainey is a member of the Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, FBI National Academy Associates, Florida Chapter, and serves on numerous community boards and professional organizations.
Sheriff Gainey is a Graduate of the University of Florida, with a degree in Criminal Justice, and a Graduate of the FBI National Academy, 188th session.