Larry Kraus began his law enforcement career in February 2001 with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) after serving four years in the United States Navy. Upon completion of the FHP Academy, he was assigned to Troop L in Broward County. In 2002, he transferred to Troop C in Pasco County, where he worked patrol for two years prior to being assigned to the DUI Squad. In 2009, he promoted to Sergeant and served as Troop C’s Public Affairs Officer, responsible for disseminating information to the public, media, and other interest groups.
In 2011, he was reassigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence. In April 2011, he was selected for the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group (ITACG) joint fellowship with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Counterterrorism Center. The ITACG was created by congress to integrate state, local and tribal first responders with the Intelligence Community to strengthen information sharing.
In November 2012, Larry joined Leidos, as a Senior Counterterrorism Analyst assigned to NCTC’s Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT). JCAT’s mission is to improve information sharing and enhance public safety. In coordination with the FBI and DHS, JCAT collaborates with other members of the Intelligence Community to research, produce, and disseminate counterterrorism intelligence products for federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government agencies and the private sector. JCAT also advocates for the counterterrorism intelligence requirements and needs of these partners throughout the Intelligence Community.
In April 2014, Larry was reassigned to NCTC’s 24/7 Operation Center, where he served as a Senior Counterterrorism Analyst in the Operation Intelligence Bureau (OIB). While in OIB he was responsible for maintaining 24/7 global terrorism situational awareness by independently researching and analyzing raw intelligence reporting and maintaining awareness of current threats.
In 2016, Larry joined the Pasco Sheriff’s Office as the Intelligence-Led Policing Manager. In 2017, Larry was selected to be the Director of the Intelligence-Led Policing Section.
Larry is a native Floridian and graduated from Zephyrhills High School in Pasco County. Larry attended Saint Leo University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He continued his education at George Washington University where he obtained a Masters of Professional Studies in Security and Safety Leadership with a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Cyber Security Enforcement.