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Sheriff Bob Hansell (D)


Osceola High School; Valencia Community College; Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course, University of Louisville, 109th class; J.C. Stone Police Academy, 39th class.


Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, 38 years: deputy sheriff, sergeant, lieutenant, captain; elected Sheriff of Osceola County, 2004; re-elected 2008 and 2012.

Honors and Affiliations

Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts, 2012; Outstanding Community Leader of the Year, Community Vision, 2011; Compadre Award, Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Council, 2011; Golden Eagle Award, Boy Scouts, 2008; Distinguished Service Award, Florida Sheriffs Association, 1981; Officer of the Year, VFW, 1981; chair: Central Florida Information Exchange (CFIX), Technical Education Center of Osceola; co-chair, Florida Region 5 Domestic Security Task Force; board member: Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Crimeline, Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, Osceola County Investigative Bureau, Give Kids Safe Shelter, YMCA, Osceola County Council on Aging, Osceola Resort Area Council, Florida Hospital, Park Place Behavioral Healthcare, Community Vision; former commissioner, Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc.; past chairman, United Way; member: Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce, St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce.

Address: 2601 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee, 34744-4912
Phone: (407) 348-1100

County Seat: Kissimmee
Population: 287,416
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