The Hernando County Sheriff's Office, led by Sheriff Al Nienhuis, is the primary criminal justice agency for the county.  Over 600 employees, sworn and civilian, compose the department, providing law enforcement, correctional, and animal enforcement, and other services to the jurisdiction.  The Office provides contracted law enforcement for the cities of Brooksville and Weeki Wachee.  Hernando County is located approximately 45 minutes north of Tampa on the west-central coast of Florida.  Bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Hernando County is still a mix of suburban and rural areas.  The population has grown considerably in the past decade, and is approaching 200,000 residents.
This is the third year HCSO has participated in the Patch Patch Project.  We have partnered with the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation to contribute funds to local residents who are battling cancer, so their financial worries can be mitigated, with the hope they can focus on their treatment.  Over the past years, over $2500 has been donated to citizens of Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus Counties, where the majority of our employees live.


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18900 Cortez Boulevard
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PIO Denise Moloney
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Where Can Your Patch Be Purchased?

Our 2020 patch can be purchased at the Sheriff's Office main office (18900 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville) or at the Detention Center (16425 Spring Hill Drive, Brooksville).  PIO Denise Moloney is the main contact at our Headquarters.  Sergeant Darryl Smith is the contact at the Detention Center.  All profits go to the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation to help local residents fighting cancer.  2020 patches can also be purchased by those out of the immediate area by send $10 via PayPal address .  Please use the Send to Someone You Trust, or the Friends & Families option to insure as much funding as possible is donated to FCS.  Please include your address in the note section, so we can get your emblem(s) to you.  If you order more than 2 patches, please include $1.00 for postage.

Our 2018 patch can also be purchased for $5.  Please specify if you want the 2020 patch ($10) or the 2018 ($5), or both.  Thank you for helping us support our community!