Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff

Our Culture

We're Like Family

At the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, we believe that working together as a team is paramount to our long term success as one of the nation's top public safety agencies. 

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Careers
  • Stability

    StabilityThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is among the largest suburban Sheriff's offices in the United States. We are a respected enforcement agency with over 160-year history of success driven by integrity, honor and dedication. We not only have a history of stability and excellence, but we continue to maintain and cultivate the highest level of standards and professionalism throughout our agency.
  • Diversity

    DiversityWe realize diversity is about more than race and gender. Diversity includes everyone, encompassing our unique differences as well as what we have in common. Our agency attracts and retains professionals of all backgrounds and experiences while also providing an inclusive environment. We work together to encourage a strong and agile workforce while helping each individual realize his or her full potential. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our applicants and employees is critical to our success as a community partner and we seek to offer employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical/mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and military/veteran status. 
  • Supporting Our Veterans

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is a strong advocate of and is committed to employing our U.S. veterans. These admired and respected men and women uphold many of the same values that are a critical part of our agency's core values and overall culture. We are proud to offer Veterans' Preference to eligible applicants.
  • Community Involvement

    We at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and our community partners are working hard to make this county the best place to work, live, raise a family and prosper. We cultivate an environment where bettering our community through various outreach programs with a focus on disadvantage youth, combat wounded and fallen military personnel is fundamental. Donating our time, energy and resources to this cause is not only a part of mission it is an honor.
  • State-of-the-Art-Training

    All new law enforcement and and detention deputy trainees are required to attend a two week, non-residential, academy orientation training. The academy orientation covers Sheriff's Office culture, expectations and standard operating procedures.
  • Innovation In Policing

    Innovation in Policing - Intelligence Led PolicingHCSO, has initiated the inception of the Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP) philosophy into the office and the results are proving to be substantial. Since its initiation in 2009, the county's overall crime rate has continued to decline. This innovation in policing is a strategic, future-oriented and targeted approach to crime control. This policing model focuses upon the identification, analysis and management of persisting and developing problem or risks. HCSO, attributes the determination and commitment of the deputies, their civilian support teams and the cooperation with citizen and civic groups for the continued success of this innovative policing philosophy.
  • Growing Careers

    Growing Careers We encourage each and every employee to grow and evolve personally and professionally. To serve and protect our community it takes a talented, dedicated and diverse workforce. That's why we encourage our employees to learn and grow while serving and protecting the public.
    Specialty Units - Marine

    Specialty Units

    Specialty Units are available to qualified Deputies and Detectives. These assignments afford the opportunity for diversity towards an exciting and rewarding career. Learn More

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