Patrol Services

The Department of Patrol Services is under the command of Colonel Michael Hannaford. The department is divided into five geographic districts and includes the Communications Bureau.

Michael Hannaford, Colonel

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Department of Patrol Services

In 2002, Colonel Michael Hannaford began his career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Colonel Hannaford started his career as a patrol deputy within the east side of the county and held several detective positions, most of which were in a covert capacity, in the following areas: Robbery Task Force, Marijuana Grow House Unit, Sheriff’s Target Area Response Squad, Narcotics Unit, Clandestine Lab Team, and Tactical Intelligence Team. Colonel Hannaford was promoted to a supervisory role in 2016. Colonel Hannaford has supervised patrol deputies and detectives assigned to the Tactical Intelligence Unit, Street Crimes and the Homeland Security Division.

Colonel Hannaford is a graduate of Saint Leo University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Colonel Hannaford has received the Medal of Honor, Lifesaving Award, Deputy of the Year Award and several letters of commendation.

Colonel Hannaford is a Plant City native and is dedicated to making his community a safer place to live.