A Message From Chad

Together we have built a world-class law enforcement agency that prioritizes public safety.

We must continue the fight to keep violent criminals out of our community, protect those unable to protect themselves and build a better, safer Hillsborough County.”
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Sheriff Chad Chronister is a veteran law enforcement officer who has served our community at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office since 1992.

Chad worked his way up through the ranks and has earned many department and citizen commendations over the years. He continues that service as our Sheriff in many community organizations like Hillsborough County Animal Services, Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay among many others.

We deserve a fair and just Sheriff who has the right experience, integrity and leadership. Our community deserves a Sheriff like Chad Chronister.


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The Chronister Record

  • Increased school safety with deputies at every public school, crossing guards in school zones and state-of-the-art training for deputies
  • Record numbers of deputies working in our neighborhoods and supporting this great community
  • Took over 1,100 guns off the streets in an expansive gun buyback program so they do not end up in the hands of criminals or gangs
  • Created the most diverse command staff in the history of Hillsborough County so the agency reflects the community we serve
  • Invested in state-of-the-art training for crisis intervention and mental health
  • Created a network of resources for first-responders in need of mental health support
  • Field testing the first ever body-worn cameras for deputies who use deadly force in an incident
  • Better communication with the community through social media, traditional media, and community engagement
  • Record expansion and use of juvenile civil citation programs to steer kids away from the criminal justice system
  • Created vocational training and career development in our jail system to lower recidivism

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