Sheriff Hoffman Holds Promotion Ceremony

NEWS RELEASE 23-018 - APRIL 21, 2023
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Sergeant Nate King, Public Records Supervisor Amanda Wolford, and Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman

Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman is proud to announce the promotion of two sheriff’s office employees in a Thursday ceremony.

Amanda Wolford started her career at the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) in 2006 as a Communications Operator III at the Emergency Operations Bureau. Amanda quickly moved up to Communications Operator II with her unique ability in handling fire dispatch. In 2014, she became a Communications Training Officer tasked with training and mentoring new operators.

Two years later, Amanda transferred from communications to become Assistant Records Custodian and then on to the Central Records Technician title. Two significant career highlights were in reference to her quick actions during Tropical Storm Faye in 2008 and her handling of fire response to several large brush fires in Sarasota County in 2006.

Nate King also started his career with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in 2006. He was hired as a deputy in the Patrol Bureau coming to SCSO from the Venice Police Department, where he had served for three years. He later joined the Hazardous Devices Unit and became a Field Training Officer, training and mentoring new deputies.

King eventually transferred from patrol to the Criminal Investigations Section and was later appointed as a member of the Honor Guard in 2021. He has attended many training courses, including electronics maintenance school, tactical energic entry systems, and homicide investigations. King is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

“Watching these agency members work to achieve their goals is inspiring,” said Sheriff Hoffman. “The citizens of Sarasota County are served by outstanding members like these, who are committed to giving their best in all they do.”