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Sheriff Bob Gualtieri (R)

Largo

Education

Bachelor’s degree, Eckerd College; law degree, Stetson University College of Law.

Career

Detention deputy, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 1982; patrol officer, Dunedin Police Department; served in several law enforcement roles, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 1984-1998; private law practice; general counsel, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 2006-2008; chief deputy and general counsel, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 2008-2011; governor-appointed Sheriff of Pinellas County, 2011; elected Sheriff of Pinellas County, 2012, re-elected 2016.

"From the beaches to the bridges, sponge docks to the Sunshine Skyway...we are leading the way for a safer Pinellas."
~ Sheriff Bob Gualtieri
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Honors and Affiliations 

2014 Sheriff of the Year, Crisis Intervention Team International; 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; memberships: Florida Bar Association; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; bar associations of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Hillsborough County; International Association of Chiefs of Police; Police Executive Research Forum; National Sheriffs’ Association; Major County Sheriffs’ Association; board member: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast; Pinellas Homeless Leadership Board; Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League; member and chair, Legislative Committee, Florida Sheriffs Association; Executive Fellow, Police Foundation.

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