Colonel Ura is a twenty-two-year law enforcement veteran having begun his career at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in 1997. He has served in the patrol and motor units, and as an undercover narcotics detective. He joined the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in 2002, as a Special Agent, and was assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Methamphetamine Task Force. He later transferred to the Lakeland Field Office to focus on Homicide investigations in Polk and Hardee Counties. In 2007, Major Ura was promoted to Special Agent Supervisor over Public Integrity and Officer Involved Shooting investigations. He re-joined the HCSO in 2011, and was the Criminal Investigations Division Commander from 2012 to 2018. Colonel Ura is proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a graduate of Ball State University. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s 136th Administrative Officers Course and FDLE’s Foundational Leadership Course.