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Sheriff Chris Nocco

Sheriff Chris Nocco (R)

County Details

  • County Seat: Dade City
  • Population: 561,891


Bachelor’s degree, Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, attended on football scholarship; Master’s degree, Public Administration, State and Local Management; Undergraduate Certificate in Emergency Management, Florida State University; graduate, National Sheriffs’ Institute, 101st Session; graduate, FBI National Executive Institute; graduate, Naval Postgraduate School and Department of Homeland Security Executive Leadership Program; Certificate in Business Excellence from Vanderbilt University.


Philadelphia Public School Police; Fairfax County Virginia Police Department; deputy, Broward County Sheriff’s Office; first responder: attacks of 9/11, Washington, D.C., sniper incident, anthrax attacks. 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; reelected 2016 and 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Appointed by the Speaker of the House to the Constitution Revision Committee, Appointed by the Governor to the Criminal Punishment Code Task Force, Appointed to the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Commission, Serves on the U.S. Homeland Security Youth Engagement Subcommittee, Received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of St. Leo, Leadership Award, BayCare Behavioral Health; Legislator of the Year Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness; Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Award by the Dade City Rotary and New Port Richey Rotary; Outstanding Government Service Award, West Pasco Board of Realtors; Patriotic Employer, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; board member: Pasco Sheriff’s Charities, Pasco Homeless Advisory Board, Boys and Girls Club of Lacoochee; Pasco Anti-Human Trafficking Board, Member: Baycare Mental Health Foundation, Board Member: New Port Richey Rotary, Police Benevolent Association, Fraternal Order of Police, National Sheriff’s Association, Gold Shield Foundation, National Rifle Association.

Quote from Your Sheriff

“Our Community is United, We Fight As One”
~ Sheriff Chris Nocco