Al Nienhuis began his law enforcement career in 1989 as a Special Agent with the State
of Florida, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. He attained the rank
of Captain in the Fort Myers District Office before leaving in January 2001 to serve
as Undersheriff for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He was appointed
Hernando County Sheriff by Governor Charlie Crist in December 2010. Sheriff
Nienhuis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of
South Florida, and completed his Master's in Business Management in Spring
2011. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Class 197) in
About Hernando County Sheriff's Office
Hernando County is located on
the West coast of Central Florida. The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services
to a population of approximately 173,000. This is an increase of nearly 330% since 1980, and
Hernando continues to be regarded as one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is committed to responding to the needs of the citizens
of Hernando County. Our mission is to maintain peace and order, safeguard life and property,
and protect individual rights through the delivery of professional services. The measure of
our service will be judged by the community.
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