Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff

  • Distracted driving comes in a lot of forms, from using your phone to eating behind the wheel. It's incredibly dangerous to everyone on the road.

    When you're more focused on sending an emoji or "liking" a picture, you're putting other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists at risk. 

    Here's are some scary facts:

    • Looking at a text takes five seconds. Going 55 mph, you’ve traveled 300 feet.That's the length of a football field!
    • 10% of fatal crashes and 15% of injury crashes in 2015 were distraction-affected. NHTSA
    • The NSC estimates that cell phone use alone accounted for 27%  of 2015 car crashes. NS
    • In 2015, there were 3,477 people killed and an estimated additional 391,000 injured in crashes involving distracted drivers.NHTSA
    • The fatal crash rate for teens is 3 times greater than for drivers age 20 and over (IIHS)
    • Driver distraction is responsible for more than 58% of teen crashes.  AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

    We don't want to tell a parent or a spouse that their loved one is gone, because either they or another driver, was distracted...so remember this phrase: 

    Phones Down, Eyes Up!

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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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