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Sheriff Chris Nocco (R)

New Port Richey


Master’s degree, public administration, state and local management; bachelor’s degree, criminal justice, University of Delaware, attended on football scholarship; undergraduate certificate, emergency management, Florida State University; graduate, National Sheriffs’ Institute, 101st session; graduate, FBI National Executive Institute; graduate, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Program; graduate, Naval Postgraduate School and Department of Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program; certificate in business excellence, Vanderbilt University.


Philadelphia Public School Police; Fairfax County Virginia Police Department; Deputy, Broward County Sheriff’s Office; first responder: attacks of 9/11, Washington sniper incident, anthrax attacks, numerous demonstrations and large protests in the nation’s capital; member, Civil Disturbance Unit in Fairfax and Field Force, Broward County; Staff Director to Rep. Marco Rubio, Policy and Procedures Office, responsible for domestic security, criminal justice, economic development and transportation issues; Deputy Chief of Staff to Speaker of the House, Marco Rubio; Chief of Staff, Florida Highway Patrol; Captain, Major, Joint Operations Bureau, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office; appointed Sheriff of Pasco County, May 2011; elected Sheriff of Pasco County, 2012;  re-elected 2016.

"Our Community is United, We Fight As One"
~ Sheriff Chris Nocco
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Honors and Affiliations 

2012 Leadership Award, BayCare Behavioral Health; 2013 Legislator of the Year Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness; Patriotic Employer, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; board member: Regional Medical Center, Bayonet Point, Pasco Sheriff’s Charities, Sand Soldiers of America, Boys and Girls Club of Lacoochee, Pasco Police Athletic League; member: New Port Richey Rotary, Police Benevolent Association, Fraternal Order of Police, National Sheriffs’ Association, Gold Shield Foundation, National Rifle Association.