Major Jacob M. Ruiz – Administrative Bureau

Major Jacob Ruiz, a former Marine, began his law enforcement career in 1999 with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department in Massachusetts.  He later relocated to South Florida where he worked for the Broward Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Deputy and then as a Police Officer with the Lauderhill Police Department.  In 2003, Major Ruiz relocated to Central Florida where he began his career with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Major Ruiz has worked as a deputy in Patrol, as a School Resource Officer, a Persons Crimes detective and has served as a SWAT team operator since 2008.  Major Ruiz attained the rank of Sergeant in 2012 and Lieutenant in 2015. In 2017 he was promoted to Captain by Sheriff Russell Gibson and then later that year to Major over the Administrative Services Bureau.

Major Ruiz holds degrees in Homeland Security and History and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Command Officers Development Course. Major Ruiz is an active member of the Osceola Hispanic Business Council and sits on the board of the Osceola Boys and Girls Club.