Photo of Sheriff Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County

Sheriff Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County

September 14, 2020

Veteran law enforcement officer Sheriff Chad Chronister has served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office since 1992. He has a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a master’s in criminology from St. Leo University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy's 260th Session. He became the top law enforcement officer in Hillsborough County on September 30, 2017, upon his appointment by Gov. Rick Scott and was elected by the citizens of Hillsborough County on November 6, 2018. His civic associations include board membership positions with Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and Metropolitan Ministries. A native of York, Pa., Sheriff Chronister is married to Nicole DeBartolo and has two sons, Asher and Zack, and three dogs, Mona, Lola, and Cali.