Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Major Willie L. Parker, Jr.
Major Willie Parker began his career at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office as a detention deputy in 1980. Two years later he was assigned to the Malcolm E. Beard Sheriff's Operations Center in Ybor City as a patrol deputy. Major Parker has also been assigned to all four of our Patrol Districts, including the District IV Street Crimes Unit. In 1985, he was promoted to detective and investigated property crimes. From patrol duties, Major Parker was then assigned as a narcotics detective in the Special Investigations Division. Upon promotion to corporal, he returned to Patrol and supervisory roles in District I, III & IV. Prior to promotion to Major, he was the captain/deputy commander of the Child Protective Investigations Division.
Major Parker is currently the commander of the Community Outreach Division, which is responsible for various community projects, the school resource deputies, elementary school presentations/programs, the crossing guards, and coordination of the Volunteer Citizen Patrol Program. The division also interacts with businesses and neighborhoods to teach crime prevention programs as well as to support the citizens in the community.
Major Parker earned an associate of arts degree from Hillsborough Community College and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Florida. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute's 112th Administrative Officers' Course. Major Parker is pursuing his master's degree at Saint Leo University.