Law Enforcement Operations Bureau Commander Major James T. Powers, Jr began his law enforcement career with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in 1985. He commands our Law Enforcement Operations Bureau which includes the Patrol Division, Special Operations Division, and Criminal Investigation Division. His previous assignments include Communications, Patrol, Traffic Unit, School Resource Officer, High Liability Training Instructor, Agency Armorer, Community/Personnel Services Sergeant, Information Services Lieutenant, Office of Professional Services Captain, Special Operations Captain, and is currently Commander of the Sheriff's Honor Guard. He is certified as a Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner and holds numerous certificates in high liability law enforcement training. 2011 Command School graduate Saint Leo University.
Captain Cyrus Robinson serves as commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, which includes the Major Case Section, Vice/Narcotics Section, Scientific Investigations Section, Crime Analysis Unit, and Property/Evidence Unit. He has been with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office since April 1989. Prior assignments include Patrol Division Commander, Major Case Section Commander, District 1 Commander, District 2 Administrative Sergeant, Patrol Supervisor, COPPS Unit Supervisor, Assistant SWAT Team Leader, Detective Division and Patrol Deputy. Captain Robinson is a U.S. Navy Veteran, and has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University.
Captain Curt Turney commands our Special Operations Division which includes School Resource Officers, Community Oriented Problem Policing, Aviation Unit, Marine Unit, SWAT, Rapid Response Team, Crisis Response Team, K-9 Unit, Traffic Unit, Selective Enforcement Unit, Mounted Patrol, Field Training Program, Emergency Management, Fleet Management, Animal Enforcement Unit, Purchasing/Supply, Chaplain Corps, and Auxiliary/Reserve Unit. Captain Turney has been with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office since 1996. He has served as the Criminal Investigations Division Commander, which included Major Case Section, Vice/Narcotics Section, Scientific Investigations Section, Crime Analysis Unit, and Property/Evidence Unit. Additional assignments have also included: Major Case Section Lieutenant/Sergeant, District 1 Administrative Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, Crisis Response Team Supervisor, SWAT Team member, Detective, and Patrol Deputy. Captain Turney is a U.S. Army veteran and holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University.
Captain Harold J. Hutchinson, Jr serves as the commander of our Patrol Division, which provides service to the citizens within District 1 and District 2. Captain Harold J. Hutchinson, Jr. has been with H.C.S.O. since January, 1994. Captain Hutchinson's prior assignments include Commander of both Patrol Districts, as well as the Commander of the Major Crimes Section, School Resource Officer Supervisor, District 2 Administrative Sergeant, SEU Supervisor, COPPS Supervisor, Patrol Sergeant, SWAT, CID and Patrol Deputy. Captain Hutchinson holds an Associate's Degree from Pasco Hernando Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Hodges University.