Pasco Sheriff's Office
RECORDS & REPORTS
CIVIL PROCESS UNIT
After graduation from High School, Colonel Jeffrey Harrington attended Norwich University (the oldest private military university in the country) where he played four years of college football and was a member of the corps of cadets. Shortly after graduation, Colonel began his career in law enforcement with the state of Massachusetts and after a few years, he moved to Florida where he started working for the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in 1990. Colonel Harrington went on to take a position as a Police Officer with the City of New Port Richey. In a career that spanned over approximately two decades, he worked his way through the ranks and was ultimately appointed as the New Port Richey Chief of Police. In October of 2011, Sheriff Chris Nocco appointed him to the position of Major with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and on July 29, 2013, Sheriff Nocco appointed him as the Chief Deputy with the rank of Colonel.
Colonel Harrington believes that education is an important part of law enforcement. After he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Norwich, he continued his education at Norwich and earned a Master of Arts degree. He went on to further his education and ultimately earned a Ph.D. in Organization and Management. Colonel Harrington spends most of his time away from the Sheriff’s Office with his family and he enjoys watching football.
Major Tait Sanborn began working at the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in December of 2003. He joined the Florida National Guard in 2002 as a Military Policeman and attended the Hillsborough Community College Law Enforcement Academy. He served as a Patrol Deputy, Community Policing Deputy, Patrol Corporal, Street Crimes Unit Corporal, Training Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Property Crimes Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Special Operations Lieutenant before being appointed to Special Operations Captain. He was transferred back to Field Operations to be the District II Captain in October of 2017 and was appointed as the Field Operations Bureau Commander in August 2019 where he oversees all three Patrol Divisions. During his career he also served on the Pasco Unified SWAT Team beginning in 2007, holding positions of SWAT sniper and Team Commander before leaving the Team. Major Sanborn deployed to Afghanistan with the Florida National Guard from 2010 to 2011. He separated from the National Guard in 2015 to further focus on his career at the Sheriff’s Office. Major Sanborn holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice and an M.A. in Criminal Justice with a focus on Critical Incident Management, both from Saint Leo University.
Captain Stephen Hartnett is completing his 30th year in law enforcement, with most of his service time being with the City of Tampa. Brought on board with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in September 2014, Captain Hartnett spent the first two years of his employment assigned to Operations and Logistics where he was billeted as the Law Enforcement Academy Director at Pasco Hernando State College and as the Captain overseeing the Training Unit. Since January 2017, Captain Hartnett has been assigned to the Field Operations Bureau where he oversees operations in District III as the District Commander.
Over the span of his law enforcement career, Captain Hartnett has held a variety of positions covering a wide spread of roles. Other than patrol, Captain Hartnett has held assignments in field training, street level narcotics and prostitution, and latent investigations of property crimes. In addition to his assignments, Captain Hartnett has earned many practical law enforcement certificates that include Crime Prevention Practitioner, Traffic Re-constructionist/Homicide Investigator and Instructor.
Captain Hartnett is a 1985 graduate of The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina and holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University earned in 2008. In addition to his degrees, Captain Hartnett recently received a Certificate in Public Management from Florida State University. He has been married for 29 years to his wife Katie, and a family that consists of 2 grown boys ages 27 and 23, and a feisty 7 year old wire haired fox terrier named Copper.
Captain Irizarry began his law enforcement career in 1998, working in the Detention Center, at the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, in Virginia. In 1999 he joined the Prince William County Police as a Patrol Officer until he moved to Florida in 2001 and joined the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. Since then he has held various assignments at Sheriff’s Office such as Patrol Deputy, K-9 Deputy, and Vice and Narcotics Detective.
In 2009 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a Patrol, Environmental Crimes, and K-9 supervisor. In 2015 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to oversee the Special Operations Bureau until 2017 when he was assigned as the Operational Support Lieutenant for District 3 until his promotion to Captain.
Captain Irizarry also served on the Pasco Unified SWAT Team as an Operator, Team Leader, and SWAT Commander. Captain Irizarry’s is married to Inspector Kristina Irizarry who is assigned to the Joint Operations Bureau, Training Unit. They have 3.5 kids, 2 sons, a daughter, and a 3 year old German Shepard. They enjoy outdoor activities and spending time together as a family. Captain Irizarry holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University.
Captain Frick began his law enforcement career in June 1993. He was assigned as a patrol deputy in District 2 until he was transferred to Special Operations as a STEP deputy. In January 1996 he was transferred to Vice and Narcotics as a detective. During his time as a detective he was assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force in Tampa. He served as a task force agent for approximately seven years until he was promoted to Sergeant in 2005.
When he was promoted as a Sergeant he was assigned as a Vice and Narcotics Sergeant. As a Sergeant he served in Vice and Narcotics, Field Operations, and Juvenile Investigations. While assigned to Juvenile Investigations, he supervised a squad of School Resources Officers and a Juvenile Diversion Supervisor.
In May 2016 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Field Operations in District 1. As a Lieutenant he has also served as the Operational Support Lieutenant in District 1 and District 2 until his promotion to Captain.
Captain Frick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Captain Frick spends his time away from the Sheriff’s Office with his wife of 29 years and their two sons. They enjoy traveling and sports related activities.
Captain Wetherington began his career with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in 2001 as a Corrections Deputy. He was appointed to Corporal in 2009 and promoted to Sergeant in 2011. He initially supervised Intake/Release and the Juvenile Assessment Center, and was later transferred to the Criminal Process Section where he supervised Warrants, Teletype, Operation Payback, and the Sex Offender/Felon Registration Office.
In 2016, he was promoted to Lieutenant and was responsible for the Logistic Services Section. Throughout his career, Captain Wetherington has attended numerous training courses. He is dual certified in Law Enforcement and Corrections, and is a Certified Jail Manager through the American Jail Association. He has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University, has attended the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leadership Academy, Florida Sheriff’s Association Leadership Academy, Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academy, and Saint Leo University’s Command Officer Management Program. Captain Wetherington served in the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the Pasco Sheriff’s Honor Guard for 12 years. He is the Chairman of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Career Service Appeals Board and President of the Board of Trustees for Pasco Safety Town.
Major Jeff Peake began his law enforcement career with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in January 1998 and worked in all three districts as a patrol deputy. He has also held investigative and/or leadership assignments in Property Crimes, Economic Crimes, Major Crimes, Special Operations, School Resource, Professional Standards, Field Training Officer Program and the Crisis Management Team.
As a native resident of Pasco County, he attended Ridgewood High School and continued his education to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Additionally, he received his Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of South Florida. He now serves as an adjunct professor teaching criminology courses.
Major Peake has been recognized as Detective of the Year along with meritorious service awards for his leadership in the Field Training Officer Program and success leading an innovative burglary suppression team. He has also been recognized for his role in developing the Cyber Crimes Unit.
Major Peake enjoys spending time away from work with his wife and three children, and stays active in his church and the community.
Chris Beaman began his law enforcement career in April of 2000 when he was hired by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. Beginning in Patrol, as many newly hired law enforcement officers do, Chris patrolled the street of Pasco County for three years before he was transferred to the Property Crimes Unit. Those three years included a brief stint in the agency’s street crimes squad and being assigned to the agency’s Special Weapons and Tactics team.
While working burglaries, thefts and a sprinkling of economic crimes for two years, Chris’s investigative abilities began to take shape, and he was given the opportunity to transfer to the agency’s Major Crimes Unit. By this time his passion for investigations was in full bloom and he was given the awesome responsibility to investigate and arrest those responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in our community, everything from child abuse to homicide.
Eager for leadership and to impart his experience to those less seasoned deputies, Chris succeeded in receiving a promotion to Sergeant. This January 2009 promotion resulted in Chris being assigned to the agency’s District 1 area of Patrol. Soon thereafter, Chris was assigned to supervise the agency’s Property Crimes Unit where he was able to continue to convey his experience to those on his team. When Sheriff Nocco, as a result of the prescription pill epidemic, formed the agency’s Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit, Chris was called to supervise one of two squads. This landed Chris in the Narcotics Unit for two years where he worked as both a Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit Sergeant and, once created, an Active Crime Enforcement Unit Sergeant.
In the fall of 2013, Chris was promoted to Lieutenant where he served the citizens of Pasco County in District 3 Patrol as both a platoon commander and a Property Crimes Unit Commander. Lastly, before being given the privilege of serving as a Captain, he was the agency’s Inspector in Professional Standards.
Chris’s passions revolve around his faith and family and include aiding our community’s less fortunate children.
Captain Davis is originally from New York and was raised within a traditional Irish, Police, Catholic upbringing. His father James, worked for the NYPD as a Corrections Officer, and his mother Peggy, worked for the “only telephone company” during her time. Captain Davis’ parents were married over 52 years, and instilled their Roman Catholic faith, family, and Irish pride into their four children. Captain Davis’ father played drums within the Suffolk County Emerald Society Pipe Band, and this upbringing which Captain Davis holds so near and dear to his heart is what led him to follow within his father’s footsteps. (Catholic School Education also played a role…)
In 1990, Captain Davis joined the Pasco Sheriff’s Office (PSO) as a Correction Deputy and was assigned to the PSO jail in Dade City. Bill spent three years within PSO Corrections and transferred to our Field Operations Division as Deputy Sheriff in the summer of 1993. From there, Bill’s assignments included School Resource Officer, Property Crimes Detective, Domestic Violence Detective, Major Crimes Detective, and Detective within the Vice and Narcotics Unit. Bill found his niche within the Narcotics Unit and was assigned during the Prescription Drug overdose and “Pill Mill” epidemic that plagued Florida for many years. Bill had the honor to represent PSO as a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Task Force Officer for several years, and was eventually promoted to Sergeant, returning to the Narcotics Unit where he supervised both a Pharmaceutical and Undercover Detective squad. After spending a total of 18 years within the Criminal Investigative Sections of PSO, Bill understood the need to reacclimate himself to Field Operations where he was a Patrol Sergeant and then promoted Field Operations Lieutenant. Bill then served within the Investigative and Criminal Intelligence Bureau as SRO Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain in early 2016. Since, Captain Davis has been assigned as a District 2 Commander, Juvenile Investigations Division Commander, and currently commands the Special Investigations Investigative Division.
Captain Davis continues his Academic goals and is a member of the Wesley Chapel Rotary. He is blessed to have his wife of over 35 years by his side, as well as his two children who are his gifts from God. Captain Davis credits his faith and family for his servant leadership role within the PSO.
Captain Mike Jenkins began his law enforcement career with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in October of 2000. During his tenure at the PSO, Mike has been privileged to serve in a wide variety of law enforcement capacities, to include:
Mike has been recognized as a criminal street gang expert in the Sixth Judicial Circuit and has taught at conferences sponsored by the Department of Justice and the Florida Gang Investigators Association on the topic of Criminal Street Gangs Investigations.
Additionally, Mike has served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of North Florida, teaching the subject of Police Internal Affairs and Interview and Interrogation Techniques for IA Investigators. These classes were held across the United States under the oversight of UNF’s Institute of Police Technology & Management.
Mike served as an Executive Board Member of the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association from 2011 – 2015, and served as President of the NIAIA from 2013 – 2014.
Mike has a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of Florida and has been married to his wife Angela for over twenty years. Mike and Angela have six children together and have lived in Pasco County since 1997.
Director Kilian was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After graduation from High School, Director Kilian attended Northwestern University, where he played four years on the university’s baseball team. Following graduation, he relocated to the Tampa Bay area in 1999. Director Kilian began his career in child protective services with the Department of Children and Families. In 2001, he transitioned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office working as a child protective investigator (CPI). During his ten-year tenure in Pinellas County, he served as a mentor, trainer, and supervisor. Additionally, he was a trained member of the critical incident stress management team (C.I.S.M.); a team that lends peer support to agency members involved in traumatic incidents. In December, 2011, Director Kilian assumed his current position supervising the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Child Protective Investigations Division.
Director Kilian believes that education helps people to grow and develop. After he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern, he continued his education at Saint Leo University and earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He went on to further his education, earning a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. Director Kilian is active in the Pasco County community as he is governing board member of Pasco Kids First, Inc., graduate of Leadership Pasco, member of the Pasco County Commission on Human Trafficking, and numerous other child welfare committees and workgroups, and speaker at child welfare conferences and other local and state events. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Director Chuck Esposito began his law enforcement career in 1983 with the Clearwater Police Department, serving as a reserve officer (while earning his Computer Science degree from the University of South Florida), patrol officer, field training officer, and crimes against children detective. As a detective in 1995, he pioneered online undercover investigations targeting child sexual predators, making the first online undercover arrest in central Florida, co-founding a statewide task force, and advocating for statutory changes and parental education to better protect children online.
In January 2000, Chuck joined the FBI as a Special Agent, primarily investigating computer intrusions and other cyber matters over his 20-year career. He was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and FBI Headquarters Unit Chief, earning numerous awards, including the FBI Director’s Award and the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence. He served in Oakland, California; Washington, D.C.; and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Chuck is married with twins and a variety of pets. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He is excited to return to local law enforcement in the area where his career began and looks forward to continuing, and enhancing, the agency’s innovative efforts in cyber and technology.
Major George R. McDonald is currently Major, Joint Operations Bureau, Pasco Sheriff’s Office. The Joint Operations Bureau of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office oversees areas that directly connect to the County during critical situations. The Joint Operations Bureau encompasses Force Development, Emergency Operations, Special Operations, Judicial Operations, Training, Academy , Communications and F1RST.
Major McDonald is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel and has served in a variety of command, staff and leadership positions throughout his career. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Norwich University and a Masters of Arts degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School. Major McDonald also studied at the Indonesian Army Command and Staff School in Bandung, Indonesia. He has been awarded numerous Joint, Army and foreign decorations, and earned the Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, and Combat Diver Badge. He has participated in combat operations in Panama, the Philippines, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Captain Dan Olds began his career with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office as a volunteer law enforcement Explorer at age 14. In June of 2000, he was hired as a law enforcement deputy and patrolled west Pasco. Dan has had the opportunity to serve in a variety of positions during his career to include:
In June of 2017, Dan was promoted to Captain and serves in a dual position as the Director of the Pasco County Department of Emergency Services, for the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners. This position oversees the Consolidated Communications Center responsible for processing all 911 calls and dispatching all Sheriff’s Office, Dade City Police and Fire Rescue calls for service.
Dan is a member of the Rotary Club of New Port Richey and the National Emergency Numbers Association (NENA). Dan also serves on the Board of Directors for the Fivay High School Criminal Justice Program and the Pasco E-School Criminal Justice Academy. Dan is a graduate of the Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Leadership Academy and attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Executive Leadership Seminar. Dan is a Pasco County native, is a graduate of Gulf High School and attends Saint Leo University.
In 1992, Captain Hill enlisted into the US Army as an Infantryman where he served with the 53rd Separate Infantry Brigade until the rank of Sergeant. In 1994, he was commissioned into the Regular Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry. He served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and Executive Officer for A Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1994-1997.
His first assignment in Special Forces was a detachment commander in C Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he commanded Special Operational Detachment Alphas 331, 332, and 334 from 1999 to 2001. He then served from 2001-2002 as the Company Commander for the Headquarters and Support Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Next he was selected and served as a Small Group Instructor for the Special Forces Detachment Commanders Qualification Course at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center from 2002-2004. In 2005, he served as the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Adjutant and the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan Assistant Operations Officer. In 2006 and 2007, he commanded Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne). He led Charlie Company on numerous combat operations during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Some of these operations include Operation MEDUSA, Operation EAGLE BANDIT, and Operation BAAZ TSUKA I and II.
After Operation MEDUSA he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, NATO Meritorious Service Medal, Canadian Commander and Chief Medal for his actions during the Battle of Sperwan Ghar in September 2006 as part of Operation MEDUSA. Jared also received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received during the Battle of Sperwan Ghar. Before leaving 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), he also served as the Battalion Operation Officer. In July 2008, he continued serving as an Operation Officer in the USSOCOM, J33-Central Command Global Support Group.
In August 2010, Captain Hill was selected by the Commander of USSOCOM to be the USSOCOM Special Operations Liaison Officer (SOLO) to Australia. As part of Jared’s SOLO assignment he was assigned to the Australia Special Operations Command located in Bungendore, Australia and served as a key member of the country team member for the US Embassy, Canberra, Australia. Jared’s final assignment has been as the Training Readiness Division Chief in the Training Division for the United States Special Operations Command.
Some of Captain Hill’s US awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Valorous Unit Award, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and 2 oak leaf clusters, the Purple Heart, The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, The Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the NATO Meritorious Service Medal, The Combat Infantry Badge, the Expert Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab, and Special Forces Tab. Captain Hill’s foreign military decorations included Canadian Commander and Chief’s Medal. He has also earned Australian and British Parachutist badges.
Captain Hill is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advance Courses, and the Special Forces Qualification Course. He holds a Master’s Degree from the United States Command and General Staff College and graduated from the University of South Florida in 1994.
After retiring from the US Army Jared worked for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office as a Range Master and Firearms Instructor before returning to USSOCOM as a Defense Contractor. In March of this year Jared was hired by Sheriff Nocco for his experience and skill in directing crisis situations for a new the Emergency Operations Division in the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
Jared is a member and supporter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Special Forces Association, AM VETs, and Wounded Warrior Foundation.
He is married to the former Caroline Gehring of Plant City, Florida. Caroline was a member of the United States Coast Guard and the former Assistant to the Management Counselor at the United States Embassy, Canberra, Australia. They have two sons Caleb, 20 and is currently a student at Florida Gulf Coast University and Joshua 16 a high school student at Calvary Christian High School.
Sanfa was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on 17th May 1968. He graduated from Tulsa Memorial High School in June of 1986; afterwards he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as an Infantryman (O311). In 1987 he attended, and completed basic recruit training at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot (USMC-RD) in San Diego, CA.
In 1991, Sanfa completed his tour of duty with the Marines after four years, and eight months of service. He then returned home to Tulsa, Ok to begin his college education. Wishing to continue to serve his country, he then enlisted in the US Army Oklahoma National Guard (ONG), as a Petroleum Specialist (77F) for Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 1st/245th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR).
In 1993, he reenlisted active duty in the US Army as an Infantryman (11B), and was assigned to A Company, 5th 502nd (Berlin Brigade), Berlin, Germany. In 1994 the Berlin Brigade was disbanded, thus he was reassigned to the 101st Air Assault Division, Fort Campbell, KY. There he volunteered for the 311th Military Intelligence Battalion, Long Range Surveillance Detachment (LRSD), and served as a senior scout, and assistant team leader.
In 1995, Sanfa volunteered for the Special Forces assessment and selection program. After attending and being selected to become a Special Forces weapons sergeant (18 Bravo), he was reassigned to Ft Bragg, NC to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC), and Basic Military Language Course (BMLC)-Spanish.
After his graduation, Sanfa was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Ft. Bragg, NC. Sanfa first served on Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA) 752 (Mountain), then after a year and a half he was chosen to serve on ODA 755 (Maritime). In 2002, he was deployed to the Tarin Kowt Province, Afghanistan to participate in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). After his tour of duty was complete, Sanfa requested to attend specialized training, and assignment to a Commander’s In-extremis Force (CIF). In 2003, he attended and completed the Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance, Target Analysis, and Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC).
At the end of 2003, he was assigned to C Co, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Stuttgart, Germany. During his tenure in C Company, Sanfa deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF III), and then later on as the Operations Sergeant of ODA 032, he deployed to Iraq again, this time in support of the Iraqi Counter Terrorist Force
In 2008, he concluded his tour of duty with C Co. 1st Bn, 10th SFG (A), and was reassigned to the Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), there he served in the SOJ35 Contingency Operations directorate, and later as an SOJ37 Exercise Planner. After his three year tour was over in 2011, Sanfa was reassigned to the International Special Training Center (ISTC), Pfullendorf, Germany. At ISTC, he served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) for the Combat Branch section, which focused on teaching NATO Special Operation Forces (SOF) partners critical SOF tactical level skills (Close Quarters Combat (CQC), Combatives, SOF Planning and Combat Marksmanship). In 2014, Sanfa was reassigned back to SOCEUR, as the SOJ5 NCOIC. Sanfa retired on the 1st of August 2017, with 30 years of combined service to our nation’s defense. Sanfa graduated from Norwich University and now serves as the Captain in the Training & Developement department.
The following are the medals, Badges, decorations that Sanfa has earned over the course of his military career:
Captain Jason Rock is currently the Captain of Judicial Operations Division, Pasco Sheriff’s Office.
Captain Rock is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel with over 30 years of combined active duty and U.S. National Security contractor service and has served in various leadership positions throughout his career. He began his military career in 1987 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and conducted law enforcement operations for tactical and community policing activities. He later obtained a commission as an active duty Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical warfare officer where he performed staff level planning and tactical reconnaissance functions. Following several years of service as an NBC reconnaissance officer, he transitioned back to the Military Police Corps as a midgrade officer. During that tenure, he performed community law enforcement, sensitive site security, special reaction team and patrol supervisory duties for a community of over 33 thousand personnel. He was later deployed to Italy with the Southern European Task Force (Airborne), where he assumed responsibilities as an installation provost marshal, which is commensurate with the functions and duties of a county sheriff. He was responsible for overseeing the conduct of criminal investigations, VIP security, traffic enforcement, K9 drug and bomb detection operations, physical security and installation access control, sensitive site security, Host Nations Law Enforcement Liaison, and crime prevention. Following the successful completion of that assignment, he later assumed the role as the SETAF Military Police Company Commander, where he performed tactical and community law enforcement support for multiple military installations and sensitive NATO sites across central Italy, performing criminal investigations a, site security and patrol functions. After successful serving overseas as a Military Police officer, he was assessed and selected into the special operations community where he spent the remainder of his career and retiring from the United States Special Operations Command in 2012. Upon completing his 24 years in the military service, he converted to civilian life as a cleared U.S. National Security contractor supporting the special operations forces by providing intelligence and special program support, until joining the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in late 2018.
Captain Rock is a highly experienced law enforcement and special operations officer, with a concentration in multiple disciplines; including law enforcement, physical security, unconventional warfare, counter-terrorism, and national security issues related to the disruption of terrorist and illicit trafficking networks.
Captain Rock is a graduate from Norwich University, where he holds a degree in Criminal Justice. He is a recipient of two Bronze Star medals for actions in combat, the Legion of Merit and numerous U.S. military and foreign awards and decorations. He is an internationally certified 5th degree blackbelt in traditional Japanese Jujutsu, and self-defense instructor, as well as a member of numerous professional national organizations. He is married to the former Donna Ruyle of Bourbonnais, Illinois, who is the Learning Center Coordinator for the international program INTO-USF at the University of South Florida in Tampa. They have two children, Kaileigh and Collin.
Justin began his career with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in June 2006. He’s had the opportunity to serve as a forensics technician, a deputy sheriff, and an economic crimes detective. In Economic Crimes, he worked numerous complex fraud investigations and was a member of the United States Secret Service financial crimes taskforce. Justin was recognized by the Secret Service for his efforts in several multi-jurisdictional counterfeit credit card, tax fraud, and counterfeit currency investigations.
In 2012, Justin was promoted to sergeant in District 3 patrol. While a sergeant in patrol, he served as the agency’s representative on a committee comprised of law enforcement agencies, hospitals, mental health facilities and other community partners on perfecting the response to and identifying services for persons suffering from mental illness. Justin also supervised the Economic Crimes Unit and Major Crimes Unit before being promoted to Lieutenant in 2016. As a Lieutenant, Justin oversaw the Forensics and Property Evidence Sections, and in August 2016 he was selected to be the director of the Intelligence-Led Policing Section. Justin was promoted to Captain in October 2017 and assigned to the Operational Readiness Division where he was responsible for developing the preparedness and directing the response of the Sheriff’s Office to unusual occurrences, active threats, and other critical incidents.
In 2021, Justin was assigned to the Office of the Chief Deputy and is currently responsible for improving agency process and leading innovation in all facets of the agency.
As a native resident of Pasco County, Justin graduated from JW Mitchell High School. While attending high school, he participated in the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Explorer program, an opportunity for young adults between 14-21 to learn about and be exposed to a career in law enforcement. After high school, he continued his education at the University of South Florida where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration.
During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Director Jones began her law enforcement career with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in January 2006 and worked in district 2 as a patrol deputy. She then served in the Criminal Investigations Bureau as a property crimes detective. While in property crimes, she was assigned to the inaugural burglary suppression team, where she was awarded the meritorious award for her contributions.
She went on to pilot the InVEST grant where she specialized in domestic cases with increased lethality.
In January 2012, she joined the Training Section as the New Member Orientation coordinator. She made many contributions to the program and received the special service award for her dedication and improvements in standards for the New Member Orientation and Field Training Officer program.
In July of 2017, she was tasked with continuing the partnership between the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and Pasco-Hernando State College as the Coordinator for the Law Enforcement Academy.
As a native resident of Tampa, she attended the University of Tampa where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Criminology with a minor in Chemistry. In 2005, she received her Master of Arts in Criminology from the University of South Florida. She attended the Law Enforcement Academy at Pasco-Hernando State College.
Director Jones holds FDLE certifications in general topics, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, and Vehicle Operations.
Emergency Management Director Aaron Bryant, Joint Operations Bureau, Pasco Sheriff’s Office serves as the agency coordinator for Emergency Management. The Emergency Management Division includes the Deployable Emergency Response Team and the Augmentation Force, which includes the agency’s Extra Duty program, Civilian Support Unit, Parking Enforcement, Jeep Unit, and Horse Posse.
Director Bryant coordinates the development, distribution, and review of the agency’s emergency management plans and incident command system. Advises on emergency management issues; Maintains liaison with the county’s Director of Emergency Management, the state’s Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM), local municipal police agencies, and other support agencies; Coordinates the acquisition of special emergency equipment and the inspections of equipment designated for use in unusual occurrence, or critical incidents, to ensure operational readiness. Coordinates emergency management, incident command system, and mobilization training for key agency members; related to Information / Knowledge Management, Mission / Task Assignment Tracking and Historical Documentation.
In the event of an emergency (natural or manmade) that requires a reorganization and mobilization of agency resources, The Emergency Management Director manages the agency’s common operational picture(COP) in order to maintain situational understanding and facilitate informed decision-making.
Director Bryant is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and served in a variety of command, staff and leadership positions during his 26-year career. He entered military service in 1992, joining the Florida National Guard as a member of the 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He is a 1994 graduate of Saint Leo College where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade 24th Infantry Division and later the 3rd Infantry Division. Director Bryant transferred from Title 10 Active Federal Service to Title 32 Active Guard and Reserve in 2002 and assigned to the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, serving in key staff and leadership positions at batallion and brigade level, participating in numerous Defense Support to Civil Authorities operations.
Director Bryant holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Saint Leo College and a Masters of Science degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Saint Leo University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and a veteran of Operations Desert Thunder, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.
Director Bryant has been married for 27 years to his wife Amy and they have 2 grown boys, Jacob 22 and Gavin 20.
Michael (Mike) Roach is a retired USMC Colonel. He has commanded at every level (Platoon, Battery, Battalion and Regiment) from Lieutenant to Colonel. A native of Brooklyn New York, he was commissioned in the USMC in May 1996. From 1997-1999 he was assigned to India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, in 29 Palms, CA where he served as a Forward Observer, Platoon Commander, and Executive Officer. During this period, he supported Exercise Native Fury in Kuwait and completed a deployment to Okinawa.
Mike reported to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 1999 where he completed two deployments as the Target Information Officer and Assistant Operations Officer, respectively. During this period, he participated in several operations: Humanitarian Assistance Operations in East Timor, Operation Determined Response in Yemen for recovery of the USS Cole, Operation Enduring Freedom in Southwest Asia, and in support of Operation Anaconda & Harpoon in Afghanistan.
He participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom I and assumed command of Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines in Iraq. In December 2003, Battery F deployed with BLT 2/3 in support of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. After he relinquished command of Battery F in July 2004, Mike returned to Iraq with HQ CO 5th Marines to serve as an advisor to Iraqi Security Forces for Operation Iraqi Freedom II from 2004-2005 in Ramadi, Iraq.
Mike served as Inspector Instructor (I&I) for Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marines (HIMARS), in Grand Prairie, Texas from 2005-2008. He served as BN I&I for 9 months and participated in Humanitarian Relief Operations in Mississippi and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From 2008 to 2009 he attended US Army Command and General Staff College. He was assigned to US Central Command from 2009-2012. During this period, he served as an ops planner and the Aide de Camp to the Deputy Commander.
He successfully commanded 1st Battalion, 12th Marines from 2012-2014. From 2014 to 2015 he attended US Army War College (Distinguished Graduate). After graduation, he served in the Middle East (for one year) as the G35 for 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade during this period he supported combat operations in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.
Mike was assigned to the Pentagon from 2016-2019. During this period, he has served as Branch Head for Headquarters USMC and was assigned to the Office of Secretary of Defense (Policy) to serve as a Strategic Plans Advisor. While at the Pentagon he oversaw updates to security at Camp David, led a SECDEF directed interagency task force that improved nuclear weapons security, and was lead for an interagency war game between Dept of State, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Defense.
As a Colonel he served as the 75th commanding officer of 12th Marine Regiment from 2019-2021 in Okinawa, Japan. During this period he led efforts that increased USMC capability and capacity to operate successfully in a maritime campaign. From June 2021 to June 2022, he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations) for US Marine Forces Central Command. During this period he oversaw the largest non-combatant evacuation in US Marine Corps history.
After 26 years of active service, Michael Roach retired from the USMC and in 2022 was hired to serve as the Director for the Florida Forensic Institute for Research, Security, and Tactics (F1RST).
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University, a Master of Science Degree from Kansas State University, and Master of Arts in National Security from the US Army War College.
Major Mallo has served as a law enforcement officer within the State of Florida for the last 30 years and the last 21 of those years in his hometown community of Pasco County. James has been a member of the command staff at the Pasco Sheriff’s Office for the last 11 years and has led many areas within the agency. He is currently responsible for the Operational Logistics Bureau which encompasses the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Fleet, Purchasing, Information Technology and Construction. During his career, he has worked as a Police Officer with the Florida State Capitol Police, Special Agent with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, and Senior Police Officer with the Temple Terrace Police Department. James has experienced the diverse perspectives of working within State, County, and City government.
James graduated from Gulf High School, St. Pete Jr. College, and with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Certificate in Project Management from the University of South Florida. He, also, received a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia, as he simultaneously graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Class #258.
James’ family moved to Pasco County in 1971. James has been married to Laura Mallo for 25 years and has twins who are currently in college. The Mallos also have two canine family members, Zuzu and Bella. James most enjoys spending time with his family and is active in the community and law enforcement field, which includes:
Brian Alvero currently serves as the Chief Information Officer / Chief Security Officer for the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, following nearly two decades managing complex global IT systems and programs for publicly traded companies. These included The Nielsen Company, the world’s leading global information/measurement company; Jabil, one of the Tampa Bay area’s largest organizations and Toyota Motor Corporation, the world’s largest automobile manufacturer.
Brian is renowned for his proven ability to successfully manage multi-million-dollar global IT portfolios, while pioneering and utilizing innovative technologies within manufacturing plants across South America and Eastern Europe. Furthermore, he’s earned considerable praise for incorporating technology to streamline processes and guide operational excellence. As a leader among peers, Brian fully understands the value of IT’s role within organizational operations and never hesitates to invoke necessary updates that improve company structure and processes.
Brian has earned numerous certifications in system development and the elimination of production process waste and reduction, leading to greater organizational quality and efficiency. His commitment to professional development continually includes education and certifications focused on the industry’s latest and most important developments. As a true thought leader, Brian has often supported the industry at-large through written articles printed in industry-leading publications.
Brian was born and raised in Dunedin, FL before attending both Loyola University in Maryland and the University of South Florida. He is married to Christina Alvero and has two young children and a Goldendoodle.
Director Maurer started his full-time law enforcement career in 1986 when he was hired to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Rockland, ME as a Patrol Deputy. In 1988 he was hired by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Brooksville, FL as a Patrol Deputy. Director Maurer rose through the ranks at Hernando Sheriff’s office and retired in 2020 as the Colonel. During his 30 plus years at Hernando Sheriff’s office, he held numerous positions to include command of the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations, Judicial Services, Support Services Division, Operations Bureau Commander, and later Office of the Chief Deputy.
In January 2022 Director Maurer joined the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and presently serves on the Sheriff’s Executive Staff as the Director of Administrative Services in the Operations Logistics Bureau. His duties include Management and Supervision of Fleet Maintenance and Purchasing.
Prior to his full-time law enforcement career, Director Maurer was a member of the United States Coast Guard. Attending basic training in Cape May, NJ in 1982 he would later be assigned to the Vice-Presidential Drug Task Force in Key West, FL. Later attended Health Services Technician School at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. Subsequently, he obtained his certification as an Air Crew Corpsman, and Advance Trauma Medic. After serving his active-duty obligation, Director Maurer transferred into the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves where he was recruited into the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS). He would serve in this role for the next twenty-four years as both an Investigator for the First Coast Guard District, Boston, MA and then a Special Agent for the Southeast Region Office (CGIS) in Miami, FL. Duties included Criminal Investigations related to maritime issues and Coast Guard missions, Uniform Code of Military Justice Investigations, Protective Service Operations and Law Enforcement and (HUMINT) Intelligence collection and reporting. Director Maurer retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves in 2010 as a Chief Investigator (IVC), Southeast Region (CGIS), Miami, FL with a total of twenty-eight years of service.
Director Maurer has attended many specialized training programs to include: The Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy Class #213, Quantico, VA, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Chief Executive Seminar, Tallahassee, FL, Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS), Punta Gorda, FL, Florida Sheriff’s Institute, Tallahassee, FL, Advance Training at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Brunswick, GA, Advance Training (CGIS) Newport News, VA and Criminal Intelligence for the Police Executive, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Director Maurer was also an Instructor for the Florida Sheriff’s Association’s Commander’s Academy in Tallahassee, FL, a Florida State Certified Accreditation Assessor and a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Committee, Tampa, FL.
Originally born in Teaneck, New Jersey he married the lovely Victoria Voltaggio of Vineland, New Jersey in Brooksville in 1998. Together they have a daughter, two dogs and three cats.
Chamanda Bell-Burris is a native of Philadelphia, Pa and attended the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa majoring in Business Management and English. Her family has lived in Pasco County for almost 20 years and has seen the county grow into the thriving area it is today. Her professional experience includes External Verification (auditing) for an international brokerage firm where she won an award for automating an auditing process that resulted in saving several man-hours per month; Telecommunication sales where she earned the elite Presidents Club status (based on sales) two years in a row; Advertising sales (print, online and television) where she was twice given company-wide recognition for sales; Customer Service/Inside Sales Manager, where she oversaw a team of inbound sales professionals successfully maintaining a conversion rate (ratio of sales made versus sales opportunities) above industry standards for inbound call centers; Retail management responsible for a budget of $1.6 million per month, while successfully increasing traffic from .46% to 6.3% with a goal of increase to 1.32% and increasing sales in each area ranging from 4.96% to 10.25%.
Her dedication to increasing profits while decreasing costs, growing sales, delivering exceptional customer service, encouraging and facilitating staff development has been the overall key to her success. Her management style is based on what is known as SPIRIT Values:
In her spare time, Chamanda Bell-Burris is a sought after writer, public speaker, interview coach, and motivational/life coach. While raising her children, she discovered a love of pageants and more importantly saw pageants as a way for all girls to gain confidence & poise, realize educational goals and to be the best that they can be. She has coached girls who have gone on to win local, state, national and international titles. She has also helped girls develop and expand non-profit organizations to benefit the environment, children’s causes, hunger/homeless issues and autism awareness. Chamanda also has been very active in ministry as a teacher, ministry coordinator and in other various capacities. Currently Chamanda is working on completing a novel loosely based on her family’s history. In keeping with her passion for impacting the lives of girls, the novel is targeted at 11 to 14 year old girls.
Lindsay Moore is the Management Services Bureau Chief and General Counsel/Constitutional Policing Advisor for the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. The Management Services Bureau includes the Legal Affairs Unit, Human Resources Unit, Budget and Strategic Planning Unit, Finance Unit, Public Records Unit, and Criminal Records Unit. Chief Moore’s primary duties include providing administrative oversight of agency attorneys, Chief Financial Officer, and Records Manager. In her role as Constitutional Policing Advisor, she oversees the Community Advisory Board, which is a diverse team representative of Pasco County’s citizens, including multiple perspectives and points of view within the community regardless of race, age, religion, identity, and experience. The Committee’s purpose is to build a culture of support between the community and law enforcement, promote public safety and community trust, build a stronger partnership between deputies and the community, and provide a line of communication to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office on important community issues. She also provides guidance and legal expertise to the Sheriff, agency staff, reviews agency policies and procedures to assure compliance with constitutional, federal and state law, reviews contracts and public records requests, and responds to critical incidents which involve high liability issues.
Prior to joining the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in 2011, Chief Moore practiced as an attorney with a civil litigation law firm specializing in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. She also worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit, where she prosecuted domestic violence cases, felony cases, and was also assigned as a Special Prosecutor within the crimes against children unit. She received her Juris Doctor degree at Florida Coastal School of Law, and her Bachelor’s degree with honors in Criminology at the University of Florida. Chief Moore is a 2017 graduate of the State of Florida’s Certified Public Manager program through Florida State University, and is a graduate of the 2014 Leadership Pasco class. She also holds certifications as a Florida Certified Labor Relations Professional through the Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association (FPELRA), and the Force Science Institute.
Chief Moore has served on the boards of several local community organizations. She is currently a member of the Pasco Sheriff’s Charities Board of Directors, the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the PACE Center for Girls, and the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Pasco Education Foundation. She also serves on the Pasco County Child Welfare/Domestic Violence Leadership Team. She previously served on the Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program Advisory Board where she received the 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Award. Chief Moore is a member of the Florida Sheriff’s Association Legal Advisors Section, the Florida Police Attorney’s Association, the Major County Sheriff’s Office of America Legal Advisors Committee, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Legal Advisors Committee. She is also a member of the West Pasco Bar Association.
Natalie Scruggs is the Senior Assistant General Counsel of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. Natalie’s primary duties include supervision of the Human Resources and Public Records Departments, and providing legal guidance to agency staff, training agency members on updates to the law, reviewing agency policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state law, reviewing contracts and public records requests, and responding to critical incidents which involve high liability issues, including SWAT team callouts and the Missing and Abducted Child (MAC) team callouts.
Prior to joining the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in 2014, Natalie was an Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas County from 2007 to 2014, where she prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases. While at the State Attorney’s Office, she was a member of the DUI Manslaughter Squad and served as Assistant Misdemeanor Division Director before accepting a position with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. She received her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. She also holds certifications as a Florida Certified Labor Relations Professional through the Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association (FPELRA), and the Force Science Institute.
Natalie is a member of the Florida Sheriff’s Association Legal Advisors Section and the Florida Police Attorney’s Association. She is a current board member of the West Pasco Bar Association.
Bachelors from the University of South Florida. Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law.
2006-2010 – Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit. Prosecuted felony cases. Time spent as special prosecutor prosecuting crimes against children.
2010-2020 – Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services, First Judicial Circuit. Advocated for the safety, well-being, and permanency of Florida’s abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Various roles held-senior attorney, lead trial attorney and supervising attorney.
2020-2022 – Department of Children and Families, Assistant Region Counsel, Northwest Region. Provided legal counsel to the Department’s programs, institutions and administrative staff on Department initiatives concerning child welfare, substance abuse, mental health, and other Department services. Advocated for the protection of vulnerable adults subjected to abuse, neglect, exploitation or self neglect.
Lisa Brown, a resident of Pasco County since 1979, graduated from Gulf High School in 1985. In 1988, she earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting from St. Leo College. Returning to school in 2005, she graduated from Troy State University in 2007 with a Masters Degree in Public Administration majoring in Public Personnel Management.
Brown worked as a comptroller for a construction company prior to joining the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in 1990 as an Accountant I. In 1992, she advanced to the position of Accountant II, and later was promoted to Director of Finance and Budget in 2000, her current position. She is responsible for over $100 million of federal, state and local revenue.
Personal:Married 23 years. 16 year old son. Enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, attending concerts, and attending Tampa Bay Buccaneer football games.
Kevin Doll has been the longest-serving public information officer in the Pasco Sheriff’s Office history. He was hired in 1998 by Sheriff Lee Cannon. Sheriff Nocco promoted him to community relations director in 2012.
He was the recipient of the Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association’s 2004 Internal Crisis Award for his media coordination after the ambush murder of a high-ranking Pasco Sheriff’s deputy in 2003. He is also the former director of FLEPIOA’s Region 4 (West Central Florida).
Doll is a former U.S. Marine Corps combat correspondent, and served during the first Gulf War. He was the recipient of numerous awards for his writing and photography during his military service, including the Marine Corps Print Journalist of the Year Award, and the runner-up in the Dept. of Defense Print Journalist of the Year Award.
Doll received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mass Communication/Public Relations from the University of South Florida, Tampa.
Kathy Donoghue is a new arrival to Pasco County in November 2016. Originally from Framingham, Massachusetts, Kathy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Framingham State College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida International University. She served as the Business Manager for the Florida Department of Health in Key West for eight years, and another two years with the City of Marathon. Prior years were spent in Massachusetts and Virginia, working in finance and accounting for various private enterprises ranging from hospitality to a railcar investment firm. Kathy is a Florida Certified Contract Manager and is working towards the Florida Certified Government Finance Officer certification. Affiliations include the Florida Government Finance Officers Association and the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials.
She is married, with two adult children – one in Massachusetts, the other in California. When not working, you will find her in the garden, on the water, or enjoying time with friends and family.
Director Hite oversees the Human Resources Division, and is responsible for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of customer service among all internal and external customers. Director Hite is involved in the coordination, implementation, maintenance, and supervision of all agency insurance program activities, and onboarding of staff for all agency positions. In addition, Director Hite is a member of the collective bargaining team, and is the designated Privacy Officer for the agency.
Director Hite began working for the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in January of 2012, and has spent her career with the agency in Human Resources. Since joining the agency, Director Hite was awarded Civilian Employee of the Quarter in 2015 and Civilian Employee of the Year in 2015. Prior to joining the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, she worked for a national health care company as a Corporate Compliance Investigator. During her time as a Corporate Compliance Investigator, Director Hite oversaw site locations in nine states, conducting investigations for violations of company policy and federal healthcare laws. While working as a Corporate Compliance Investigator, she also served as the delegated official for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for her employer.
Director Hite obtained her SHRM Certification (Society of Human Resources Management) in 2018 and is an active member of the Society. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management at Saint Leo University.
Director Hite has been married to her very supportive Husband for 16 years and has an amazing 11 year old daughter. During her off time she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.
Chase Daniels is the Community Engagement Bureau Chief for the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. Chase worked in Tallahassee for State Representative Jimmie Smith and State Senator Charlie Dean for seven years before moving to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office as the Policy Director in 2015 before moving to the role of Assistant Executive Director last year. In his current role, he oversees Community Relations, Communications, Social Media, Crime Prevention, and legislative and policy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels on behalf of Sheriff Chris Nocco.
Eric was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He had the honor of beginning his law enforcement career with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in 1995. He worked road patrol for three years before earning the position of Field Training Officer (FTO). Shortly after becoming a FTO he was transferred into the Youth Services Section where he was appointed to the position of Corporal in the Youth Resource Unit. While in the unit he worked juvenile related crimes and served on a Multi-Agency Gang Task Force which served the Tampa Bay Area.
After approximately a year in the Youth Services Section Eric was transferred to a Detective position in Crimes Against Children and worked those cases until early 2000, when he was reassigned to Major Crimes working primarily Homicides, Sex Crimes and Robberies until his promotion to Sergeant in May of 2007. For the next seven months he worked in the Patrol Division until December of 2007, at which time, he was privileged to be brought back into the Criminal Investigation Bureau as a Sergeant of the Major Crimes and Victim Advocate Units. During his tenure as Sergeant in that unit, he oversaw the investigation of violent crimes and victim services.
In May of 2012 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant by Sheriff Chris Nocco, and appointed to oversee the Major Crimes Section where he supervised Major Crimes, Missing Persons, Sex Offender, Cyber Crimes, Economic Crimes and Victim Advocate units, as well as overseeing the Pasco Sheriff’s Office MAC Team. In October of 2014, Eric transferred back to Patrol Operations working in District III Patrol as a Nightshift Platoon Commander until his promotion to Captain in May of 2015. Since being promoted to Captain, Eric has had the honor of serving in the Field Operations Bureau, Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Bureau, and is now currently serving the Operational Logistics Bureau overseeing Special Projects.
In 2005, Eric was awarded Detective of the Year, and the Sheriff’s Special Recognition Award for his investigative work that resulted in solving a 33-year-old case, and helping to develop the Pasco Sheriff’s Sex Offender Unit. He also received another Special Recognition Award, from The Missing Children Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board for his involvement in the investigations of the Murders and Abductions of Jessica Lunsford and Sara Lunde. In November of 2014, Eric had the honor of assisting the Pasco Sheriff’s Office earn National Certification of their Missing Abducted Child (MAC) Team. He is also a member of the National Homicide Investigators Association, a member of the Southern Association of Voice Stress Analyst, a founding member of (CART) the Tampa Bay Child Abduction Response Team, and previously served on the Tampa Bay US Secret Service Task Force.
Eric studied Criminal Justice at St. Leo University, he also attended St. Leo’s Command Management Program, as well as the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute’s Executive Leadership Program. He guest lectures at USF, PHSC, and for the Florida Sheriff’s Association on various criminal justice topics. Eric also currently serves on the Pasco Kids First Executive Board of Directors, and is a Board of Directors Member for Crime Stoppers. His time spent away from the Pasco Sheriff’s office is dedicated to his wife of over 20 years and his 3 children.
Rogerick Green Sr. is a Commumity and Corporate Engagement Specialist with extensive experience in Business and Program Development. His partnerships include academic institutions, community based health organizations, social service organizations, corporate leadership, and athletic organizations. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Rogerick has a passion for people and diligently serves by providing leadership to meet the mark of the mission. He most recently served as the Director of the State of Florida Forensics Institute for Research Security & Tactics and now serves as the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Director of Community Engagement. He is a current Foundation Board Member of Pasco Hernando State College, and Board member of the St. Leo University-Mel Greene Foundation Human Trafficking Board. He is a retired NFL Professional Athlete with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars – 5 years.
Rogerick is a proud member of the internationally recognized Golden Key International Honor Society. He has a B.S. in Social Science from Kansas State University, an MBA in Business Administration, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Leadership and Professional Practice for 2022 (ABD).
With an extensive track record of success in Marketing and Sales in the Non-Profit, For-Profit, State and Local Government organizations, he can provide a holistic approach to business, marketing and service models. His direct provider service experience includes Supported Living, Supported Employment, Family Strengthening Services, Divergent Services and Case Management. His network of current & past domestic and global partnerships allows him to continue to serve communities, organizations, families and individuals holistically through a variety of networks.
Inspector Reginald Roberts Sr. is a 20-year veteran of law enforcement and currently serves as the Inspector of Community and Talent Development for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office after serving as Captain and second-in-command at the Zephyrhills Police Department.
Inspector Roberts began his law enforcement career at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, FL., where he served in multiple capacities, including homicide detective, economic crimes detective, robbery detail, school resource officer, patrol deputy, and hostage negotiator. Inspector Roberts earned a Ph.D. in Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands, a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Bethune-Cookman University. He is also a Saint Leo University’s Command Officer Management School graduate, and a graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Executive Leadership Seminar Class 8. Inspector Roberts is also an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Saint Leo University. He is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., where he volunteers and supports numerous community organizations, events, and causes. He is also a member of several other professional organizations, including the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the National Sheriff’s Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum.
Major Philip Kapusta is Major, Strategic Operations, Pasco Sheriff’s Office. The Major of Strategic Operations provides comprehensive, long-term assessments and recommendations to ensure the Sheriff’s Office can continue to meet Pasco’s County’s law enforcement needs effectively and efficiently. The Strategic Operations Bureau focuses on strategic planning, forward thinking and innovative concepts.
Major Kapusta is a retired U.S. Navy Captain (SEAL) and has served in a variety of command, staff and leadership positions throughout his career. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1992 upon graduation. He went straight to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training and graduated with Class 186.
His previous assignments include tours with SEAL Teams TWO and EIGHT as Assistant Officer-in-Charge and Officer-in-Charge of multiple platoons and as Assistant Operations Officer at Team EIGHT. Then-Lieutenant Kapusta served as a Company Officer and Instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy before transferring to Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) in 2001. He went on to serve as the Officer-in-Charge of Naval Special Warfare Detachment Little Creek before studying at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies. Subsequently, then-Lieutenant Commander Kapusta returned to SOCCENT as the Chief of Strategic Plans. He commanded Provincial Reconstruction Team Ghazni in 2009-2010 before transferring to U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). While at SOCOM, he worked on strategic and compartmented plans and was the founding Director of the Donovan Group. Captain Kapusta retired from active duty in 2017 and worked at SOCOM as a contractor until joining the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in June, 2019.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master’s of Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, an Executive MBA from Benedictine College, and a Master’s of Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His military awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medals, Joint, Army and Navy Commendation Medals, and numerous campaign and unit awards. He participated in combat operations in the former Yugoslavia, East Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Major Kapusta and his family live in the Brandon, FL area. His children keep him very busy with soccer, gymnastics, cross country and the performing arts.
Toni Roach began her career in law enforcement at the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in 2000 after graduating from USF with a degree in Criminology. After working patrol for two years, she moved on to Community Policing. While there she assisted with recovery efforts from Hurricane Charley and Hurricane Ivan. Toni moved on to School Resource Officer in 2006 teaching the DARE and GREAT programs to elementary and middle school students. In 2010 she transferred to the Training Section teaching New Member Orientation where she successfully proposed orientation be extended to six weeks to increase critical high liability and physical training.
In 2011 Toni Roach was promoted to Sergeant and spent a year in Patrol before moving on again to School Resource as a supervisor and again to Training as a supervisor. In 2015, she was promoted to Lieutenant and went back to patrol until 2017 when she was moved to Operational Support Lieutenant for District I and District III. Toni Roach is now presently assigned to Future Operations. Toni Roach is married to Lieutenant Robert Roach and has two children.
Larry Kraus began his law enforcement career in February 2001 with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) after serving four years in the United States Navy. Upon completion of the FHP Academy, he was assigned to Troop L in Broward County. In 2002, he transferred to Troop C in Pasco County, where he worked patrol for two years prior to being assigned to the DUI Squad. In 2009, he promoted to Sergeant and served as Troop C’s Public Affairs Officer, responsible for disseminating information to the public, media, and other interest groups.
In 2011, he was reassigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence. In April 2011, he was selected for the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group (ITACG) joint fellowship with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Counterterrorism Center. The ITACG was created by congress to integrate state, local and tribal first responders with the Intelligence Community to strengthen information sharing.
In November 2012, Larry joined Leidos, as a Senior Counterterrorism Analyst assigned to NCTC’s Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT). JCAT’s mission is to improve information sharing and enhance public safety. In coordination with the FBI and DHS, JCAT collaborates with other members of the Intelligence Community to research, produce, and disseminate counterterrorism intelligence products for federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government agencies and the private sector. JCAT also advocates for the counterterrorism intelligence requirements and needs of these partners throughout the Intelligence Community.
In April 2014, Larry was reassigned to NCTC’s 24/7 Operation Center, where he served as a Senior Counterterrorism Analyst in the Operation Intelligence Bureau (OIB). While in OIB he was responsible for maintaining 24/7 global terrorism situational awareness by independently researching and analyzing raw intelligence reporting and maintaining awareness of current threats.
In 2016, Larry joined the Pasco Sheriff’s Office as the Intelligence-Led Policing Manager. In 2017, Larry was selected to be the Director of the Intelligence-Led Policing Section. In 2019, Larry became Inspector of ILP.
Larry is a native Floridian and graduated from Zephyrhills High School in Pasco County. Larry attended Saint Leo University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He continued his education at George Washington University where he obtained a Masters of Professional Studies in Security and Safety Leadership with a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Cyber Security Enforcement.
Director Brian Brown brings vision and leadership to the Volunteer Chaplain Unit and the Family Support Network and serves to connect agency members and their immediate families to the tools and resources they need for spiritual and mental health. Through programs, such as our annual Spouse Academy, Summer Blast, Coffee and Conversations, Member Disaster Relief Assistance and various training opportunities, Director Brown works to ensure our families and members know about the support available to them. Director Brown has been associated with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office since April of 2011, when he began serving as lead chaplain. He brings to our agency a deep reservoir of experience with community engagement, organizational leadership, and faith-based initiatives. Director Brown has been married to his wife for 25 years, and together they have two sons.
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