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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.


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.

"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, Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services; board member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay; board member, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School; board member, Jason Ackerman Foundation; board member, More Health, Inc.; board member, Tampa Bay Sports Commission.