Captain 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 reserve deputy, a deputy sheriff in patrol, a field training officer, a K-9 handler and trainer, mounted patrol, patrol sergeant, patrol FTO sergeant, court services sergeant, and civil process sergeant. Between 2017 and 2020, he served as a captain of the Judicial Services Division and then a major of the Patrol Bureau of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, overseeing the Patrol and the Judicial Services Divisions. In 2021 he briefly returned to patrol as a sergeant before transferring to the Training Division as the training sergeant and then the training lieutenant over Training and Recruiting before returning to the rank of Captain.
Since 2003 Captain 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. Captain Curtis also instructs Line Supervision, Middle Management, and other topics for the Criminal Justice Academy. Captain Curtis has served as a Teen Driver Challenge Instructor, firearms instructor, armorer/gunsmith, emergency vehicle operator instructor, and CPR instructor for the Sheriff’s Office.
Captain Curtis graduated from the Southern Police Institute’s 400-hour Command Officers Development Course. He is also a graduate of Leadership Osceola. Captain Curtis has also been a subject matter expert with the Florida Sheriff’s Association in the following areas:
· Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Captain Curtis has two grown children. One is an Austin Peay State University graduate, and his youngest is a Deputy Sheriff at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. He is committed to serving the residents and visitors of Osceola County. He is proud and humbled to supervise and work with the many amazing people at the Sheriff’s Office who are, to him an extended family.