About Nat

meet former sheriff

Nat Glover is considered a pioneer in leadership in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the first Black Sheriff elected in Florida since the Reconstruction Era. He was a mayoral candidate and served as the President of Edward Waters College, Florida’s first institution established for the education of African-Americans.

He retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in 2003, after two terms as sheriff and 37 distinguished years of Law Enforcement service. In 2021, Glover was inducted into the Florida Law Enforcement Officer’s Hall of Fame.



Born in segregated Jacksonville, Florida he was raised amid poverty and prejudice.
He joined the Jacksonville Police Department as a patrolman.
Detective Glover rose to sergeant and was appointed as the city’s first Hostage Negotiator.
He becomes the first-ever elected Black Sheriff of Jacksonville.
He is re-elected as Sheriff of Jacksonville.
Detective Glover rose to sergeant and was appointed as the city’s first Hostage Negotiator.


Awards and Mentions

The National Law Enforcement Officer Hall Of Fame was created in 2017 to recognize officers that have gone above and beyond in the line of duty.

Glover received the Gold Medallion for Lifetime Achievement from OneJax, a nonprofit interfaith organization that promotes racial, religious, and cultural tolerance in Northeast Florida.

The Nathaniel Glover, Jr. Papers were donated to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. The collection is open for research.

The Great Floridian award is given to men and women who have made significant contributions to the progress and welfare of Florida.

Glover received the Junior Achievement of North Florida Thompson S. Baker Solid as a Rock Award. It is given to an individual who has influenced business and education in the Jacksonville community.

Twice nominated for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Male President of the Year.

The Art of

Addresses the challenges of leadership and how to emerge as a leader from an executive’s perspective.

  • Leadership defined
  • Legacy
  • 7 C ‘ s of leadership
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Born Leaders Vs. Learned Leaders
  • Ascension to leadership
  • Loyalty, Trust and Expectations
  • Develop and Coach Your Team


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