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Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman (R)

Staff contact for: Accreditation Assistance
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County Details

  • County Seat: Sarasota
  • Population: 434,006


Bachelor’s, Saint Leo College; Master’s, International College; Juris Doctorate, Nova Southeastern University; Criminal justice education graduate certificate, University of Virginia; FBI National Academy graduate; Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Police Legal Advisors Training Program graduate; FBl’s Florida Executive Development Seminar graduate; FDLE Chief Executive Seminar class 44 graduate; various continuing education coursework.


Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, 1989-1995; Assistant State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit, State Attorney’s Office 1998 – 2005; Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, general counsel, captain, major, colonel/Chief deputy, 2005-2020; Elected Sarasota County sheriff, 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force; National Rifle Association life member; FBI National Academy Associates; Florida Association of Police Attorneys; Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association; FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association; Second Amendment Foundation; Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section; Sarasota County Bar Association; The Federalist Society; Florida Government Finance Officers Association; International Association of Chiefs of Police; Suncoast Technical College Criminal Justice Academy Advisory Board; Bar admissions, Florida Supreme Court, all Florida Courts, and U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Florida.