Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff

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    The Public Affairs Office is under the direction of Chief Communications Officer Crystal Clark. She can be reached at cmclark@hcso.tampa.fl.us.

    The HCSO Public Affairs Office is one of the busiest law enforcement public information offices in the state of Florida. The Public Affairs Office disseminates information to the public and media on a wide variety of subjects, including agency facts, policies and procedures, breaking news stories and interviews with Sheriff’s Office personnel. 

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    Amanda Granit
    Public Relations Coordinator 

    Amanda Granit joined HCSO in March of 2019. Before joining the agency, she worked for nearly a decade as an award-winning journalist. During that time -- Amanda reported on the capture of Osama bin Laden, from NYC in May of 2011. She worked on an investigative team that uncovered government mismanagement and abuse of tax payer dollars in New York State. For those efforts, Amanda received a NYS Emmy and National Edward R. Murrow for Best Evening Newscast, as well as a National Edward R. Murrow for Excellence in Individual Reporting. While Amanda was a TV news reporter, she had a little fun too, flying with the Blue Angels. Amanda even rappelled down the outside of a 22-story building, raising money for the Boy Scouts of America, all on live TV. Originally from Upstate New York, Amanda is happy to have traded her snow boots for sandals. When she is not at work Amanda enjoys cooking, running and spending time with her family.

    Amanda is thrilled to be part of Team HCSO.


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    • Theft Suspect Wanted in Multiple Counties
    • 10/10/2019 - Sheriff Chad Chronister is requesting the public’s assistance to locate a woman who is wanted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Pasco Sheriff’s Office, St Petersburg Police Department, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Osceola County Sheriff’s Office for targeting elderly women in multiple thefts.
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    • Double Homicide
    • 10/10/2019 - The Hillsborough Count Sheriff’s Office is searching for the suspect(s) involved in a double homicide at the Carousel Mobile Home Park early Thursday morning.
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    • Undercover Operation Leads to 8 Arrests
    • 10/09/2019 - In his commitment to targeting human trafficking throughout Hillsborough County, Sheriff Chad Chronister and members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division conducted an undercover operation on Wednesday, October 9, that led to the arrest of eight individuals.
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