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Sheriff Al Nienhuis (R)



BS degree, business management, University of South Florida; MBA, University of South Florida, 2011; FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA, Class 197.


Special agent, rising through the ranks to captain, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, State of Florida, 1989-2001; undersheriff, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, 2001-2010; appointed Sheriff of Hernando County, January 2011; elected Sheriff of Hernando County, 2012; re-elected 2016.

"I am grateful to be the liaison between a supportive community and an exceptional team of law enforcement professionals."
~ Sheriff Al Nienhuis
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Honors and Affiliations 

Dawn Center; Sheriff’s Ranches Enterprises; Youth and Family Alternatives; ARC; Hernando County Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board; FBI National Academy Associates; Tampa Bay Chiefs of Police; board of directors, PMP Foundation.

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