Built in 1995, the Bradford County Jail, located in Starke, Florida, has three security classifications: minimum, medium, and maximum. The Jail houses both men and women in two separate units. Inmates are either awaiting a trial and sentencing or are currently serving a short sentence for committing a crime of less than a year. The business hours of the Jail are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inmates are permitted to use the jail phone to make phone calls between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11 p.m. It is possible to search for an inmate in the jail by reviewing the Bradford County Jail view, available here.
945 North Temple Avenue
Starke, Florida 32091
You can send mail to the following address for inmates:
P.O. Box 310
Starke, Florida 32091
Bradford County Jail View / Bradford County Recent Arrests
For a list of Bradford County recent arrests or to access the Bradford County Jail view, click here.
Bradford County Jail View and Visitation Hours
The jail in Bradford County, Florida, allows visitation to occur online from your home or on-site in person. You must schedule the visitation 24 hours in advance by clicking here. Once there, you will be able to register and find out hours available to visit both online and in-person and the pricing.
The jail does not accept any personal property for inmates except for dentures, orthopedic supplies, or prescription eyeglasses. However, each of these must be approved by the jail’s medical staff. Paper, clothing, pens, envelopes, and stamps must be purchased through the commissary service. Reading materials and bibles cannot be accepted at visits. Inmates at the jail view visitation as a privilege; therefore, visitors and inmates alike must follow all jail rules, procedures, and regulations.
To access the Bradford County Jail view, click here.
Jail Visitation Dress Code / Bradford County Jail View
All jail visits are strictly no contact. Visitors are prohibited from wearing halter tops, midriff or cleavage exposing tops, see-through clothing, sleeveless tops, dresses or skirts that have slits above the knees or fail to cover the knees, hats or head coverings, clothing containing inappropriate language, swimsuits, watches, sunglasses, or other items of value. Inmates at the Bradford County Jail view visitation as a privilege, so visitors must adhere to the dress code at all times. To access the Bradford County Jail view, please click here.
Sheriff’s Office / Bradford County Jail View
The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office is the main law enforcement agency in Bradford County, Florida. The office provides several public safety services to the citizens of Bradford County, including jail investigations, patrol, school protection, animal control, emergency management, security for Bradford’s Courthouse Complex, county-wide communications for all public safety agencies, and service of process.
The employees of the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office aim to provide the highest quality service to county residents, visitors, and businesses. All employees of the office are committed to serving Bradford County through living the office’s vision, mission, and values daily. The office is unwavering in its dedication to serving the public by always treating others with dignity and respect while demonstrating a high level of integrity and professionalism.
The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office’s primary mission is to serve the citizens of Bradford County by preventing crime while using aggressive patrols and education and drug enforcement to serve the community better. To see the Bradford County Jail view, click here.
Sheriff’s Office Address
945 -B N. Temple Avenue
Starke, Florida 32091
Bradford County Sheriff
Sheriff George Paul “Gordon” Smith was first elected sheriff of Bradford County in 2008. Smith has had a long successful career in law enforcement. He served as a corrections officer for the Florida Department of Corrections for a year before joining the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office. After ten years with the sheriff’s office, he joined the Starke Police Department, where he served eleven years and seven as the Chief of Police. For a list of current jail inmates, access the Bradford County Jail view here.
About Bradford County, Florida
Bradford County seat is located in Starke, Florida. The county was renamed after a Confederate Captain from the Civil War named Richard H. Bradford in 1861. The county was initially called New River County when it was created in 1858. Bradford was the first Confederate officer to die from Florida in the Civil War at the Battle of Santa Rosa Island.
Even though Bradford County is the third smallest county in Florida and has 300 square miles, it houses the county jail and three state prisons, and three correction centers. With fewer than 30,000 people, that is roughly a jail or prison for every 3825 people in the county. To see a list of recent arrests in the county, access the Bradford County Jail view here.
Demographics / Bradford County Jail View
As of the 2000 census, there were 26,088 people in Bradford County. This includes 8497 households and 6,194 families. The population density was 89 people per square mile. The county was made of 76.28% white people, 20.79 black people, and 2.38% of the population being Hispanic or Latino. That leaves less than 1% of the people are Native Americans, Asians, and Pacific Islanders.
The median household income was $33,140, with the median family income slightly more at $39,123. Approximately 14.60% of the population was below the poverty line.
A portion of the population in the county resides at the Starke Jail. To locate an inmate at the jail, access the Bradford County Jail view here.