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Sheriff Chad Chronister (R)



Graduate, York Suburban High School (PA); Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice, St. Leo University; Master of Science degree in criminology, St. Leo University; FBI National Academy, 260th Session.


Veteran law enforcement officer Sheriff Chad Chronister has served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office since 1992: patrol deputy; SWAT operator; Environmental Enforcement detective; Warrants Unit detective/supervisor; Narcotics detective/supervisor; Intelligence Section detective/supervisor; Dignitary Protection Detail supervisor; deputy commander, Community Outreach Division; commander, Patrol District III; Colonel in charge of the Department of Operational Support, appointed Sheriff of Hillsborough County, 2017 and was elected by the citizens of Hillsborough County on November 6, 2018.

"Law enforcement is one of the greatest callings, but you will not be successful without a burning desire to help others, to be the one with the helping hand."
~ Sheriff Chad Chronister
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Honors and Affiliations 

Board member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay; board member, Metropolitan Ministries.