After graduation from High School, Colonel Jeffrey Harrington attended Norwich University (the oldest private military university in the country) where he played four years of college football and was a member of the corps of cadets. Shortly after graduation, Colonel began his career in law enforcement with the state of Massachusetts and after a few years, he moved to Florida where he started working for the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in 1990. Colonel Harrington went on to take a position as a Police Officer with the City of New Port Richey. In a career that spanned over approximately two decades, he worked his way through the ranks and was ultimately appointed as the New Port Richey Chief of Police. In October of 2011, Sheriff Chris Nocco appointed him to the position of Major with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and on July 29, 2013, Sheriff Nocco appointed him as the Chief Deputy with the rank of Colonel.
Colonel Harrington believes that education is an important part of law enforcement. After he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Norwich, he continued his education at Norwich and earned a Master of Arts degree. He went on to further his education and ultimately earned a Ph.D. in Organization and Management. Colonel Harrington spends most of his time away from the Sheriff’s Office with his family and he enjoys watching football.