Sheriff Hoffman Holds Promotion Ceremony

NEWS RELEASE 21-067 - DECEMBER 16, 2021
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From left: Sergeants Justin Weaver and Jenna Dubose with Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman.

Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman is pleased to promote two sheriff’s office members to new ranks.

Deputy Justin Weaver is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Weaver began his law enforcement career in 2015 when he was hired by the sheriff’s office as a patrol deputy. He transferred to the Tactical Unit in 2017 and has served as a detective within the Special Investigations Section since 2019. Weaver is a current member of the agency’s SWAT Team and has advanced training in several areas including rifle techniques, firearm instruction, explosive breaching, and more. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University.

Corrections Deputy Jenna Dubose is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Corrections Operations Bureau. Dubose began her law enforcement career with the Florida Department of Corrections before joining the sheriff’s office in 2011. She is currently assigned to the Power Squad within the correctional facility and serves as the secretary for the county jail inspection group, participating in assessments by the Florida Model Jail Standards Committee. She received several nominations for Employee of the Month throughout her career, earning the distinction in 2017. Dubose has advanced training in crisis intervention, firearms, defensive tactics, incident command systems, and hostage negotiation. She previously attended Rhode Island College and is set to graduate from Florida Southwestern State College in January with her associate’s degree.

“We believe in recognizing hard work and dedication to excellence,” said Sheriff Hoffman. “It gives me great pride to promote these two members to the next level in their careers. I am certain they will continue to be exceptional leaders for their colleagues and their community.”