David Gee, Sheriff
Major Ronald Hartley
Major Ron Hartley is a native and lifelong resident of East Hillsborough County. He is a 1969 graduate of Turkey Creek High School. In 1974, following a four-year enlistment in the Coast Guard, he came to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, where he was hired by Sheriff Malcolm Beard.
Major Hartley has worked in Patrol, The Environmental Enforcement Section, The Selective Enforcement Unit, Crime Prevention, The Special Assignments Section, and currently serves as the Commander of District IV in the southern part of Hillsborough County.
Major Hartley received his A.A. from Hillsborough Community College in Criminal Justice. In 1981, he graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Education from the University of South Florida.