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SHERIFF WILL SPEAK AT JANUARY LUNCHEON

Bob Gualtieri has been the Pinellas County Sheriff since November 2011 and an employee with the Sheriff's Office for over 30 years.  He will share his experiences and expertise at the Belleair Women's Republican Club's next luncheon.  

The sheriff began his law enforcement career in 1982 as a detention deputy in the Pinellas County Jail.  He then worked as a police officer in Dunedin before returning to the Sheriff's Office as a patrol deputy.  Sheriff Gualtieri has also served in the Investigative Operations and Narcotics Bureaus.  In 1881, he was named Pinellas County Deputy Sheriff of the Year for his efforts in dismantling major drug trafficking organizations.

Sheriff Gualtieri earned a Bachelor's degree with high honors from Eckerd College.  In 1998 he left the Sheriff's Office to attend Stetson University College of Law. from which he graduated cum laude.  After graduating from law school Sheriff Gualtieri entered private law practice with a firm in Tampa.  He returned to the Sheriff's Office in 2006, serving as General Counsel and Chief Deputy.

The sheriff is a member of the Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, and is active in the community by serving on numerous boards, including Boys & Girls Club of Suncoast, Pinellas Homeless Leadership Board, Sheriff's Police Athletic League and Pinellas Education Foundation.  He is married and has three daughters.