Captain Grady Jordan

(Department of Administration)

Grady Jordan, Jr., 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, the VICE/Narcotics Unit, the Violent Crime Unit, the Homeland Security/Intelligence Unit, Media and Public Information and is currently the Captain and Interim Chief of the Department of Administration.

In his current role as the Interim Chief of the Department of Administration, Captain Jordan oversees several diverse units including Training, Facilities Maintenance, Fleet Management, Records Management, Human Relations, and Information Technology. With partial oversight of the agency’s $78 million budget Captain Jordan works closely with the Undersheriff and Fiscal Services Division in the ongoing budget planning process.

As the Public Information Officer for the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Jordan was responsible for all media relations, speech writing and all social media for the Sheriff’s Office. During this time he was able to establish the Leon County Sheriff’s Office footprint on social media with numerous platforms across the internet.

During his time as a detective in the VICE/Narcotics Unit he successfully organized a task force that dismantled a large Drug Trafficking Organization directly connected to the Mexican Mafia and the Mexican border. As a result of Operation V-12 over 20 individuals were federally indicted on drug trafficking charges. The Task Force seized multiple kilos of cocaine, several residences and over $1.3 million in cash. He was also the lead detective in the dismantling of an Ecstasy lab in Flagler County. This lab was one of the first ever MDMA labs ever located in the State of Florida. 

In October of 2005, Captain Jordan was elected to be the Northwest Regional Director 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. He 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. Captain Jordan continues meeting and talking with members of the U. S. Congress about criminal street gang and criminal justice issues. 

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. This workgroup developed the first ever Gang Control Strategy for the State of Florida. 

Captain Jordan is a 10 year SWAT veteran and retired from the team as an assistant squad leader. He also served on the Honor Guard for over 12 years eventually becoming the Commander of the team. Captain Jordan is a member of Capital Tiger Bay Club, Leadership Tallahassee Class 28, Florida Leadership Academy Class 12, International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriff’s Association, and Florida Sheriff’s Association.  

Captain Jordan has been married for 20 years to his wife, Monica Jordan and has one daughter, Madeline Grace Jordan, 14.


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