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.
MAJOR BRIAN MEINBERG
Major Brian Meinberg is the Courts and Corrections Division Commander. He is a 14-year-veteran of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, beginning his career in 2004. He holds his master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute's Command Officers Development Course and The Florida Sheriffs Institute Commanders Academy.
Major Goetluck is the Administrative Division Commander. He is a 29-year veteran of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office having served with the agency since 1987. He holds an Associate of Arts degree from Edison Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from International College. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute's Command Officers Development Course and the inaugural class of The Florida Sheriffs Institute Commanders Academy. In 2014 he graduated from the FBI's Florida Executive Development Seminar.
Bill Spitler is the Director of Research & Planning, a position created by Sheriff Knight in 2013 to manage large projects including the new Sarasota County Sheriff's Office headquarters facility, Emergency Operations Center design and construction, dispatch consolidation, the homeless facility and other such issues. Spitler began his law enforcement career in 1980 with the Sarasota Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Captain. He joined the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office shortly after his retirement from SPD and brought his many years of experience, local knowledge and community ties to Patrol. Spitler has a bachelor's degree in Forensic Studies from Indiana University.
Community Affairs Director Kaitlyn Perez joined the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in July 2014. Her community affairs experience includes coordinating large public events, launching social media and public relations campaigns, and developing creative and strategic branding for county government. Perez also serves as the agency's lead Public Information Officer (PIO) and media liaison. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in criminology from the University of South Florida.