Command Staff

Police Chief Shane Bennett Email
Captain Nathan R. Blom Email


The mission of the Lawtey Police Department is to provide public safety and to reduce crime through community partnerships and quality law enforcement services.


All members of the Lawtey Police Department will abide by these core values:
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Dedication
  • Quality
  • Accountability


The City of Lawtey is located along US 301 in Bradford County, Florida and is located about 7 miles north of Starke, Florida. Lawtey was founded in 1877 by several families from Chicago, Illinois and was incorporated in 1905. The city is about 1.4 square miles with a population under 1,000. Around 17,000 vehicles pass through Lawtey every day.
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