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Sheriff Hansell Will Not Seek A 4th Term

PUBLISHED:Thu August 27, 2015

Osceola County, Florida – Today, Osceola County Sheriff Bob Hansell announced he will retire at the end of his term in January of 2017. At that time, he will have served more than 40 years at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Hansell was first elected to office in 2005 and is currently in his third term as chief law enforcement officer of Osceola County.

“During my career, it has been an honor and privilege to have worked with the men and women of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office protecting and serving our community. I am thankful for the tremendous support I have received from the community and I am grateful to the citizens of Osceola County for providing me this opportunity to serve them,” stated Sheriff Bob Hansell.

A fourth generation Floridian and life-long resident of Osceola County, Sheriff Hansell has been a veteran of the Sheriff’s Office since 1976, having worked, supervised or managed all areas of the agency. He began as a deputy sheriff and earned promotions to the rank of sergeant, lieutenant and captain throughout his career, prior to being elected Sheriff. In addition, Sheriff Hansell has served as a member and commander of the agency’s SWAT team, and as the high-risk incident commander.

During his tenure, Osceola County has seen a reduction in crime within the unincorporated area of the county and Sheriff Hansell has re-established and implemented new programs and services to engage citizens and encourage community involvement.

“During the remaining sixteen months of my term, we will continue to provide the highest level of professional law enforcement services that this county has come to expect,” stated Sheriff Bob Hansell.