Chris Beaman began his law enforcement career in April of 2000 when he was hired by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. Beginning in Patrol, as many newly hired law enforcement officers do, Chris patrolled the street of Pasco County for three years before he was transferred to the Property Crimes Unit. Those three years included a brief stint in the agency’s street crimes squad and being assigned to the agency’s Special Weapons and Tactics team.
While working burglaries, thefts and a sprinkling of economic crimes for two years, Chris’s investigative abilities began to take shape, and he was given the opportunity to transfer to the agency’s Major Crimes Unit. By this time his passion for investigations was in full bloom and he was given the awesome responsibility to investigate and arrest those responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in our community, everything from child abuse to homicide.
Eager for leadership and to impart his experience to those less seasoned deputies, Chris succeeded in receiving a promotion to Sergeant. This January 2009 promotion resulted in Chris being assigned to the agency’s District 1 area of Patrol. Soon thereafter, Chris was assigned to supervise the agency’s Property Crimes Unit where he was able to continue to convey his experience to those on his team. When Sheriff Nocco, as a result of the prescription pill epidemic, formed the agency’s Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit, Chris was called to supervise one of two squads. This landed Chris in the Narcotics Unit for two years where he worked as both a Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit Sergeant and, once created, an Active Crime Enforcement Unit Sergeant.
In the fall of 2013, Chris was promoted to Lieutenant where he served the citizens of Pasco County in District 3 Patrol as both a platoon commander and a Property Crimes Unit Commander. Lastly, before being given the privilege of serving as a Captain, he was the agency’s Inspector in Professional Standards.
Chris’s passions revolve around his faith and family and include aiding our community’s less fortunate children.