Grady Jordan, Jr., CPM was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He began his career in 1993 as a Corrections Officer at the Leon County Detention Facility. Chief Jordan has worked in Uniform Patrol, the VICE/Narcotics Unit, the Violent Crime Unit, the Homeland Security/Intelligence Unit, Public Information Officer, Media and Public Relations, and Acting Chief of the Department of Administration. Since being promoted to the rank of Chief, he has supervised the Department of Detention Administration, Department of Judicial Services, Department of Special Operations and is currently the Chief of the Department of Internal Business Services.
In the role of Department of Internal Business Services Chief, Chief Jordan is responsible for overseeing the Bureau of Training, the Bureau of Records, the Bureau of Fleet Maintenance, and the Bureau of Information Technology.
Additionally, Chief Jordan is the Vice President of the Florida Gang Investigators Association. Chief Jordan has traveled throughout the United States and internationally teaching and lecturing on criminal street gangs. Chief Jordan has traveled to Israel to observe and be trained in counter-terrorism mitigation methods implemented by the nation of Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces. In 2008, Chief Jordan was assigned to the City of Tallahassee Mayor’s Gang Task Force and the State of Florida Attorney General’s Gang Control Strategy Workgroup, which developed the first-ever Gang Control Strategy for the State of Florida.
Chief Jordan is a member of Capital Tiger Bay Club, International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriff’s Association, Florida Sheriff’s Association, Leadership Tallahassee Class 28, Florida Sheriff’s Association Commanders Academy Class 8, and FDLE Florida Leadership Academy Class 12. Chief Jordan has been married for 22 years to his wife, Monica Jordan and has one daughter, Madeline Grace Jordan, 17.
- National Sheriff’s Association Medal of Merit 2006
- Committee of 99 Leon County Law Officer of the Year 2006
- Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency Distinguished Service Award 2005-2006