KH Official Headshot

Kurt A. Hoffman is the 11th Sheriff of Sarasota County, serving since January 5, 2021. 

Sheriff Hoffman served his community for more than 30 years as both an assistant state attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit, and as the general counsel for the sheriff’s office since 2005. During his tenure at the sheriff’s office, Sheriff Hoffman promoted to captain, major, and colonel. He holds 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. 

Sheriff Hoffman is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Police Legal Advisors Training Program and is a member of the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law, and City, County and Local Government Law sections. He serves as the chairperson of both the Sarasota Criminal Justice Academy Advisory Board and the Florida Sheriff’s Association, Accreditation Committee. In 2011, Sheriff Hoffman completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) 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. 

Originally from Indiana, he moved to Florida in 1982 and graduated from Lemon Bay High School in 1984. Sheriff Hoffman and his wife, Teri, have one son and currently reside in Venice.