Division Chief Union County

Shawn Thompson
Division Chief, Union County

We are located at 103 North Lake Avenue across from the Union County Courthouse in Lake Butler this office prosecutes throughout the county. The cities of Lake Butler, Raiford, Worthington Springs and Providence are spread throughout the primarily rural county. The Union County Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement service throughout the area and works closely with the State Attorney’s Office to provide a personal touch to victims of all types of crime.

An investigator is assigned as needed form neighboring Bradford County as well as a victim advocate who provides a variety of services ranging from counseling to monetary compensation for victims. Two School Resource deputies and a juvenile justice board provide the office with a personalized input in the prosecution of juvenile cases.

The Union County office also prosecutes and provides legal assistance to three major detention facilities located within the area: Union Correctional Institution, North Florida Reception Center and the Eckerd Youth Camp. Mental Health issues as well as crimes within the facilities themselves are handled through this office. The Union County state attorney’s office provides assistance and acts as a resource to the Department of Corrections, Inspector General’s Office and the Department of Juvenile Justice who staff and supervise the detention facilities.