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Sheriff Chad Chronister (R)

Hillsborough | View All Sheriffs

County Details

  • County Seat: Tampa
  • Population: 1,459,762


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, appointed Sheriff of Hillsborough County, 2017 and was elected Sheriff of Hillsborough County, 2018; re-elected 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Co-Chairman, Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Region IV Tampa Bay; Vice-Chairman, Hillsborough County Public Safety Coordinating Council; Vice Chairman, Hillsborough County Public Schools Oversight Committee.

Quote from Your Sheriff

“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