Colonel Hoffman is the Chief Deputy and as such, he is second in command of the agency. Col. Hoffman also serves as the General Counsel. He has spent more than 20 years working in the criminal justice system. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo College, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from International College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. A former State Prosecutor, he is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Police Legal Advisors Training Program and a member of the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law, and City, County and Local Government Law sections. In 2011 he completed the FBI's Florida Executive Development Seminar and in 2014 graduated from the FBI National Academy, during which time he also earned a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from the University of Virginia.