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Sheriff Robert A. "Bob" Gualtieri (R)


Bachelor’s degree, Eckerd College; law degree, cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2002 


Detention deputy, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 1982; patrol officer, Dunedin Police Department, 1983; patrol deputy, detective, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 1984-1998; private law practice, 2003-2006; general counsel, 2006-2008; chief deputy and general counsel, 2008-2011, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office; appointed Sheriff of Pinellas County by Florida’s Governor, 2011; elected Sheriff of Pinellas County, 2012

Honors and Affiliations

Pinellas County Deputy Sheriff of the Year, 1991; Memberships: Florida Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Bar Associations of Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Hillsborough County; Bar Admissions: Florida Supreme Court; all Florida Courts; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; member: International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, Florida Sheriffs Association, National Sheriffs’ Association and Major County Sheriffs’ Association; board member: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, Pinellas Homeless Leadership, Sheriff’s Police Athletic League and the Pinellas Education Foundation.

Address: P.O. Box 2500, Largo, 33779-2500
Phone: (727) 582-6200

County Seat: Clearwater
Population: 921,319
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