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Colonel Bobby Collins, Law Enforcement Bureau Chief

Colonel Bobby Collins is the Law Enforcement Bureau Chief for the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office.

Colonel Collins background entails service in the US Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division, as a US Paratrooper, Colonel Collins received several distinctions and accommodations during his service in the Army. Colonel Collins also served in the Florida National Guard. Colonel Collins earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University. He has over 30 years of Law Enforcement experience. Colonel Collin’s law enforcement career began in 1991 with the Florida Highway Patrol.

During his employment with the Highway Patrol he excelled in many facets, functions, and assignments. These areas included oversight and command of a 30-man Special Response Team, criminal investigations, internal Affairs and multi-jurisdiction investigations. He was assigned to the violent street crimes task forces which covered both Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. He was assigned to the robbery task force in Tampa, FL. Colonel Collins also spent time in Orlando supervising FHP’s busiest Investigative unit. In 2007, Colonel Collins was recognized by two independent organizations as FHP’s regional “Trooper of the Year!” for his handling of multiple comprehensive investigations which led to over 300 arrests. Colonel Collins has also received recognition from FDLE and the FBI for his assistance with complex investigations. Upon his retirement, from FHP Colonel Collins was chosen to lead the Office of Professional Compliance at the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. In 2014, Colonel Collins joined the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office where he has oversight of the Criminal Investigations Division, Training and Judicial Services.  

Colonel Robert Barkley, Correction Bureau Chief

Colonel Robert Barkley is the Corrections Bureau Chief for the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office

Joined the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office in November 2008. He has over 30 years of law enforcement experience in Gadsden County and has served as Chief of Police of Quincy Florida. Where he has the privilege of being an Investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant Captain and currently serves as Corrections Bureau Chief of Gadsden County. He completed numerous training with the Federal Bureau of Investigations Training Academy and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Executive Institute.