Patrolling On The Weeki Wachee

Around 7 to 12 nautical meandering miles long, discharging around 150,000,000 gallons of crystal clear 72 degree water a day, Weeki Wachee River attracts tourists from all over the United States and internationally. 

That high volume of people comes with a downside; drugs, alcohol, and litter. 
That’s where Corporal Steven Kelly and Deputy Chris Downey of Hernando County Sheriff's Patrol come in.

K-9 injured during assault arrest at Spring Hill Park

Argo, a member of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit, was injured while assisting in the investigation into an alleged assault at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill this past weekend.

According to Michael Terry, deputy public information officer (PIO) for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), around 6 p.m. on Aug. 15, deputies responded to a call reporting an assault.

Graduating Senior Joins The Force

To get more high school students on their career paths in law enforcement on Tuesday, Nature Coast Tech graduating senior Dakota Barlow signed an offer with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office to work as a Public Service Technician (PST) cadet. Marking an expanded partnership between Hernando Schools and HCSO, the signing ceremony included Barlow's family, friends and representatives from the sheriff's office, including Sheriff Neinhuis. 

Internet cafes & gambling under scrutiny

Sheriff Al Nienhuis presented to the Board of County Commissioners on May 25, 2021 an item on area internet cafes and “simulated Gambling Devices and Internet Cafes.” Defined as an “educational presentation,”  no ordinances have been developed, and there was no vote on the subject.  The matter at this point is a dead issue, unless the board decides to resurrect it at a later time.