Sheriff to Provide Update on Office
One of the busiest offices in Pinellas County is that of Sheriff Bob Gualtieri. And, with many proactive initiatives, the news is not all bad. The sheriff will give a full report on his office to members of BWRC and their guests at the club's May 1 luncheon.
Bob Gualtieri has been the Pinellas County sheriff since November 2011. He began his career with the Pinellas office over 30 years ago and has served in many different capacities, including as the agency's general counsel and the chief deputy.
His career in law enforcement began when he joined the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in 1982 as detention deputy working in the county jail. He then worked for the Dunedin Police Department as a police officer before returning to the Sheriff's office as a patrol deputy. Gualtieri has also served in the investigative operations and narcotics bureau where he conducted complex international drug trafficking and money laundering investigations for eight years while serving on federal task forces. in 1991, he was named Pinellas County Deputy Sheriff of the Year for his efforts in dismantling major drug trafficking organizations through the use of electronic surveillance.
Gualtieri is married, has three daughters and is acticve in the community serving on numerous boards, including the Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast, Sheriff's Police Athletic League and the Pinellas Education Foundation.