Major Jeff Curtis is a US Army combat veteran who served in military intelligence. Then served in the Florida National Guard in explosive ordnance disposal.
He started his career in Law Enforcement at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in 1996. He has served as a deputy sheriff in patrol, as a field training officer, a K-9 handler and trainer, mounted patrol, patrol sergeant, patrol FTO sergeant, court services sergeant, and civil process sergeant. As a captain, he managed the Judicial Services Division.
In 2019 Sheriff Russell Gibson promoted Jeff Curtis to Major overseeing the Patrol Bureau of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Overseeing the Patrol and the Judicial Services Divisions.
Since 2003 Major Curtis has been a state-certified Criminal Justice Academy Instructor. He is certified to train both recruits and instructors in firearms and emergency vehicle operations. Major Curtis also instructs Line Supervision, Middle Management and various other topics for the Criminal Justice Academy. Major Curtis has served as a Teen Driver Challenge Instructor, firearms instructor, emergency vehicle operator instructor, and CPR instructor for the Sheriff’s Office.
Major Curtis is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 400-hour Command Officers Development Course. He is also a graduate of Leadership Osceola. Major Curtis has also been a subject matter expert with the Florida Sheriff’s Association in the following areas:
- Explosive Ordnance Disposal