Sneads is a town in Jackson County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,849 at the 2010 census. Sneads is governed by a five-member Town Council and a City Manager. It also has an all Volunteer Fire Rescue Department, and its own Police Force of eight sworn officers,five full-time and three dispatchers. The current Chief of Police is Burt McAlpin, the City Manager is Lynda Bell, the Fire Chief is Buddy Jeter. Sneads is home to Sneads High School. Although not in the city limits, the Florida Department of Corrections operates Appalachee Correctional Institution which is the largest employer in the Sneads area.
Sneads was founded in 1894. In 2016 Sneads Police was awarded a grant for new Police equipment. Sneads High School Girls Volleyball have won the last five FHSAA state championships.Sneads Police Department is located at 2033 Third Avenue Sneads Florida and works closely with Sneads Volunteer Fire Department.In August 2018 Lynda Bell was hired as City Manager and Dispatch was cut due to budget Cuts. Jackson County Sheriff's Office dispatches for midnight shift as of 2018.
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