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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Colonel Jim Bradford is a 28-year law enforcement veteran. Colonel Bradford is a native of New Jersey and a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. He received his law enforcement certification through the Tampa Police Academy in 1989.

    Starting his career in patrol,Colonel Bradford then held various detective assignments in the following areas: burglary, robbery, homicide, and intelligence.  Colonel Bradford has also held supervisory positions in both patrol and detective units.  He was on the transition team to bring child protective investigations on a contract basis from the Florida Department of Children and Families to the Sheriff's Office. 

    Colonel Bradford was also part of the supervisory team that implemented the Intelligence Led Policing concept at the district patrol level - a concept that has seen double digit drops in crime rates in Hillsborough County.

    Colonel Bradford serves on the Hillsborough County Juvenile Justice Board and Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman’s Blue Ribbon Committee for Child Safety. He was also part of the team which brought the HCSO History Center from conceptualization to fruition as it opened in May 2016. Colonel Bradford completed the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Senior Leadership Program in 2013.

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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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