Sheriff Kurt Hoffman


Bachelor’s, Saint Leo College; Master’s, International College; Juris Doctorate, Nova Southeastern University; Criminal justice education graduate certificate, University of Virginia; FBI National Academy graduate; Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Police Legal Advisors Training Program graduate; FBl’s Florida Executive Development Seminar graduate; FDLE Chief Executive Seminar class 44 graduate; various continuing education coursework.


Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, 1989-1995;  Assistant State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit, State Attorney’s Office 1998 – 2005; Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, general counsel, captain, major, colonel/Chief deputy, 2005-2020; Elected Sarasota County sheriff, 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force; National Rifle Association life member; FBI National Academy Associates; Florida Association of Police Attorneys; Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association; FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association; Second Amendment Foundation; Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section; Sarasota County Bar Association; The Federalist Society; Florida Government Finance Officers Association; International Association of Chiefs of Police; Suncoast Technical College Criminal Justice Academy Advisory Board; Bar admissions, Florida Supreme Court, all Florida Courts, and U.S. District Courts for the Middle District of Florida.

New Sheriff In Town

On January 5, 2021, Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman became the 11th Sheriff of Sarasota County. Sheriff Hoffman began his law enforcement career as a Charlotte County deputy before attending Nova Southeastern University where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree. He worked as a prosecutor for the 12th Judicial Circuit before joining the sheriff’s office as its general counsel in 2005. During his tenure, Hoffman was promoted through the ranks from Captain to Major, and eventually to Colonel.

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