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Communications Division

Troy Hess
Captain, Communications 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’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Management (Public Safety Administration) from the College of Central Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Additionally, Troy earned a Master of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University. In the spring of 2015, he graduated as a Deans Scholar from the 133rd Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville’s 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).  Recently in 2022, Troy completed the University of California-Davis’ Accounting Specialist Certificate Program and FDLE’s Executive Leadership Seminar (Class 9) in St. Petersburg, FL.

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 Deputy Sheriff. During his time with the Sheriff’s Office, he has held positions as Sergeant of the Court Services and Civil Units, Lieutenant of the Accreditation, Evidence, and Training sections, Captain of the Judicial and Juvenile Services Division (incorporating the Court Services, Civil, Warrants/Duty Office, and School Resource Deputy Units), and served twice as Citrus County’s Interim Emergency Management Director.  Furthermore, from 2020 to 2023, he commanded the CCSO’s Mobile Field Force team.  Currently, Troy is the Division Commander of the Communications Section.

Over the years, Troy has volunteered his time coaching youth sports in our community and has participated in CCSO’s Shop with a Cop program since 2000. Recently, Troy was part of the Citrus 2030 Steering Committee, assisting in the public safety portion of developing a vision and strategic plan for Citrus County’s expected growth in the next ten years.

Troy has a passion for pursuing education and professional development to help ensure that our agency is well-prepared to meet the challenges facing Citrus County. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling back to Michigan to visit family and is a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rays, and University of Louisville football.

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