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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.


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, November 2012.

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, Rasmussen College Advisory Council, 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.

Address: 8700 Citizen Dr., New Port Richey, 34654-5501
Phone: (727) 847-5878

County Seat: Dade City
Population: 475,502
County Website:

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