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Sheriff Bob Gualtieri (R)



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


Began law enforcement career in 1982 as a detention deputy with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office; served as a patrol officer, Dunedin Police Department; returned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office where he served in many law enforcement capacities from 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; 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 

Named 2014 Sheriff of the Year by 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, Florida Sheriffs Association and chair of the FSA Legislative Committee; Executive Fellow for the Police Foundation; Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast; Pinellas Homeless Leadership Board; Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League. 

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