Captain Justin Ross

Operational Readiness

Justin began his career with the Pasco Sheriff’s Office in June 2006. He has had the opportunity to serve as a forensics technician, a deputy sheriff, and an economic crimes detective. In Economic Crimes, he worked numerous complex fraud investigations and was a member of the United States Secret Service financial crimes taskforce. Justin was recognized by the Secret Service for his efforts in several multi-jurisdictional counterfeit credit card, tax fraud, and counterfeit currency investigations.

In 2012, Justin was promoted to sergeant in District 3 patrol. While a sergeant in patrol, he served as the agency’s representative on a committee comprised of law enforcement agencies, hospitals, mental health facilities and other community partners on perfecting the response to and identifying services for persons suffering from mental illness. Justin also supervised the Economic Crimes Unit and Major Crimes Unit before being promoted to Lieutenant in 2016. As a Lieutenant, Justin oversaw the Forensics and Property Evidence Sections, and in August 2016 he was selected to be the director of the Intelligence-Led Policing Section. Justin was promoted to Captain in October 2017 and is currently responsible for developing the preparedness and directing the response of the Sheriff’s Office to unusual occurrences, active threats, and other critical incidents.

As a native resident of Pasco County, Justin graduated from JW Mitchell High School. While attending high school, he participated in the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Explorer program, an opportunity for young adults between 14-21 to learn about and be exposed to a career in law enforcement. After high school, he continued his education at the University of South Florida where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration.

During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.