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Troy Hess
Captain, Judicial and Juvenile Services Division

Captain, Judicial and Juvenile Services Division Troy Hess

Troy was born in Petoskey, Michigan and later moved to Citrus County where he graduated from Lecanto High School. He attained an Associate degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors degree in Business and Organizational Management (Public Safety Administration) from the College of Central Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Additionally, Troy earned a Masters degree in Criminology from Florida State University. In the spring of 2015, he graduated as Deans Scholar from the 133rd Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisvilles Southern Police Institute and was the recipient of the Dr. William F. Walsh Directors Award for Academic Excellence (recording the highest academic average in the undergraduate class).

Troy started his career in law enforcement in 1998 as a Patrol Officer with the City of Inverness Police Department (FL). In May 2000, he began working with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office as a Court Security Deputy. During his time as a deputy, he has also held positions in the Warrants and Duty Office and Civil Sections. Troy was promoted in January 2014 to Sergeant with Judicial and Juvenile Services, where he led the Court Security and Civil sections for over three years.

In 2017, Sheriff Prendergast promoted Troy to Lieutenant and he was assigned to the Education and Professional Standards Division, directing the Accreditation, Evidence, and Training sections. Most recently in October 2020, Troy received the rank of Captain and is currently assigned as the Division Commander of Judicial and Juvenile Services, incorporating the Court Security, Civil, Warrants/Duty Office, and School Resource Deputy Sections. Moreover, Troy also serves as the Commander of the CCSO’s Mobile Field Force Unit.

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