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Hernando County is located on the West coast of Central Florida. The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services to a population of approximately 186,000, including the City of Brooksville. This is an increase of nearly 318%
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.
Senior Administrative Officer Brian Moyer
began his law enforcement career with the Pasco Sheriff's Office as a patrol deputy in 1984. He became one of the county's first two school resource officers in 1987 and was promoted to sergeant in 1989. He served as sergeant or lieutenant in School Resource, Patrol, Crimes Against Children, Professional Standards, Court Services, and Youth Services. In 2001 he was selected to oversee countywide school safety and security in a partnership between the Sheriff's Office and School Board, a position he held for over five years until his promotion to captain. After serving as a commander of Administrative Services, Criminal Investigations, and District I Patrol, Captain Moyer completed his 29-year tenure in Pasco County in 2014 and joined the Hernando County Sheriff's Office in February of 2015. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Troy University. He is a certified law enforcement instructor and has served as an adjunct instructor at Pasco-Hernando State College, Rasmussen College, and Clearwater Christian College, as well as teaching school crisis response in five states.
HR Director Barbara Gisondi
is a dedicated Human Resources professional with strong background in training and development, benefits, strategic planning, employee engagement and management. She brings over twenty years of Human Resources and Management experience to the agency. Barbara received her BS/BA degree in Human Resource Management from Capella University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a certified Professional in Human Resources and a SHRM Certified Professional. Her volunteer activities include animal rescue and participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.
Barbara joined the agency in July 2015 to oversee the planning, development, and administration of a comprehensive Human Resources program. The Human Resources section handles recruitment, selection, classification, employee engagement and wellness, compensation, benefits, and worker’s compensation, all focused on attracting and caring for the best-possible employees to serve the citizens of Hernando County.
Information Technology Director Matthew Balogh
has been an employee of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office since 2002. He has held several positions in the Information Technology Section including Computer Technician, Network Support Technician and Network Administrator. He became the agency's Director of Information Technology in 2012. He received an associate degree in information technology computer network systems from ITT Technical Institute in 2002 and a bachelor's degree in management from Hodges University in 2010. In 2018 Director Balogh achieved certification as a Government Chief Information Officer and he holds several IT certifications including MCSE and CCNA. Matthew strives to implement new technology that benefits the core goals of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office IT Section is an 8-member team that is responsible for maintaining the mission critical systems of the Sheriff's Office. Some of the many systems the team maintains include:
Communications Director Steven Porter
joined the Hernando County Sheriff's Office in 1991 and manages the E9-1-1 Consolidated Communications Center and the Central Records unit. Mr. Porter began his career with the Sheriff's Office as a call-taker, a communications supervisor, a communications manager and was promoted to the Director of the Communications Section in December of 2016. He holds numerous certifications and is the liaison between the Hernando County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. In March of 2015, Mr. Porter was appointed the E9-1-1 Coordinator for Hernando County.
The Hernando County 9-1-1 Consolidated Communications Center serves as the primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for the county. The Consolidated Communications Center receives emergency and non-emergency calls for all municipal and county public safety agencies (law, fire and EMS) in Hernando County and ensures the appropriate resources are dispatched.
Director Porter also oversees the Central Records unit which is another highly regarded unit that provides services to all divisions of the Sheriff’s Office and citizens as well. Within the Central Records unit is the Automated Records Management System (A.R.M.S.) in which trained personnel transcribe reports from the deputies in the field, providing seamless and immediate data entry into the Sheriff’s records management system.
Comptroller Terri McClanahan
joined the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in 2011 as the Finance Director, having served in a similar position at Spring Hill Fire and Rescue until it was absorbed by the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners in 2011. Terri began her career in governmental accounting in 2003 as an Accounting Supervisor for the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners. In 2004 she became the Proprietary Funds Accountant for the Hernando County Clerk of Circuit Courts and then joined Hernando County government as the Assistant Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 2006. Terri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Master’s degree in Accounting from Saint Leo University. She is a Certified Government Finance Officer and a Certified District Manager in the state of Florida. Active memberships include the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), along with the Nature Coast Chapter of the FGFOA.
As a member of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Terri was promoted to Comptroller in 2015 and continues to oversee the Finance Section which is responsible for all phases of budgeting, accounting and reporting, payroll, and fiscal control activities. Finance maintains all financial records for the Sheriff’s Office and works diligently to secure and monitor grants for additional funding.