Sheriff's Senior Staff


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Colonel WoodringCOLONEL BRIAN WOODRING
Colonel Brian Woodring is the Chief Deputy under Sheriff Hoffman. He is a 24-year sheriff’s office member and the former SWAT Team Commander. Woodring is a graduate of FBI-LEEDA’s 306th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives, FBI’s Florida Executive Development Seminar, and Southern Police Institute’s 77th Command Officers Development Course through the University of Louisville. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University and master’s degree from the University of South Florida. Colonel Woodring currently serves on the Board of Directors for Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc. 






Major_GoetluckMAJOR JON GOETLUCK
Major Goetluck is the Administrative Division Commander. He is a 33-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.





Major_MeinbergMAJOR BRIAN MEINBERG 
Major Brian Meinberg is the Courts and Corrections Division Commander. He is a 16-year-veteran of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, beginning his career in 2004. He earned his bachelor’s degree from New York Institute of Technology and holds his master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute's Command Officers Development Course and The Florida Sheriffs Institute Commanders Academy. Major Meinberg is both law enforcement and corrections certified, and a graduate of the FBI's Florida Executive Development Seminar. Major Meinberg currently serves on the Boards of Directors for First Step of Sarasota and Jewish Family and Children Services of the Suncoast. 




Major BrownMAJOR RYAN BROWN
Major Ryan Brown is the Law Enforcement Division Commander.  Brown joined the sheriff’s office in 1997 and throughout his career, has worked in the Corrections Division, Criminal Investigations Section, Patrol Bureau, Civil Section, and Special Operations Bureau. The former SWAT Team Commander, Major Brown is a graduate of the FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s 306th Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives and Florida Executive Development Seminar, the Southern Police Institute’s 73rd Command Officer Development Course, the National Tactical Officers Association’s SWAT Command Leadership Course, and 9th Florida Sheriffs Association Commanders Academy. He holds his bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida.




Kaitlyn Perez2KAITLYN PEREZ
Community Affairs Director Kaitlyn Perez joined the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in 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. Perez is a graduate of the 2019 Gulf Coast Board Institute and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.




Crystal_BaileyCRYSTAL BAILEY Crystal Bailey is the agency’s General Counsel, tasked with managing agency legal issues including contracts, policies and procedures, and litigation, and routinely advising on applicable state and federal law. Prior to joining the sheriff’s office in 2014, she was a prosecutor in Florida’s 6th Judicial Circuit. Bailey received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Miami University. She is a member of the John M. Scheb Inn of Court and the Florida Association of Police Attorneys. Bailey serves on the board of the Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. She graduated from the 2017 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute and has volunteered her time with UnidosNow, Lawyers for Literacy, Sarasota and Pinellas County Teen Courts, the Florida Gang Investigator’s Association, and the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series.  Bailey current serves on the city of Sarasota’s Charter Review Committee.