Sheriff Chris Nocco



Masters in Public Administration, University of Delaware (State and Local Management)

Bachelors in Criminal Justice, University of Delaware (on football scholarship)

Undergraduate certificate in Emergency Management, Florida State University

Graduate of the National Sheriff’s Association, 101st National Sheriff’s Institute

Graduate of the FBI, National Executive Institute


Served with the Philadelphia Public School Police, the Fairfax County Virginia Police Department and as a deputy with the Broward Sheriff’s Office

Was a first responder to the attacks of 9/11, the Washington Sniper Incident, the anthrax attacks and numerous demonstrations and large protests in the nation’s Capital

Served as a member of the Civil Disturbance Unit in Fairfax and Field Force in Broward County

Staff Director to Rep. Marco Rubio in the Policy and Procedures Office (responsible for domestic security, criminal justice, economic development, and transportation issues);

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House Marco Rubio

Chief of Staff, Florida Highway Patrol, assisting with the reorganization creating greater efficiencies, cost savings, and information sharing

Served both as captain and major of the Joint Operations Bureau of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office before being appointed Sheriff in early 2011

Sheriff of Pasco County, 2011 to present

Community Involvement

Pasco Sheriff’s Charities, Inc. Board member

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Advisory Board

Rasmussen College Advisory Council

Sand Soldiers of America Board member

Boys and Girls Club of Lacoochee Board member

Recipient of the 2012 Leadership Award from BayCare Behavioral Health

Recipient of the 2013 Legislator of the Year Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Recognized as Patriotic Employer from the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve)

Pasco Police Athletic League

New Port Richey Rotary

Renew Pasco

Police Benevolent Association

Fraternal Order of Police

National Sheriffs Association

Gold Shield Foundation


Spouse: Bridget

Children: Three

Active in Church and youth sports