Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is committed to providing individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from HCSO’s services, programs, and activities.
Individuals may request reasonable accommodations from HCSO that they believe will enable them to have such equal opportunity to participate in our services, programs, and activities.
To request reasonable accommodations, contact Michele Hamilton, Chief Human Resources Officer.
The following FAQ provides information on requesting reasonable accommodations in HCSO’s services, programs, and activities.
Preguntas Frecuentes (FAQS) Sobre Adaptaciones Razonables Para Personas con Discapacidades
A reasonable accommodation is a change or modification to afford a qualified individual with a disability an equally effective opportunity to participate in or benefit from HCSO’s services, programs, and activities unless modifications of policies, practices, and procedures would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity, or result in undue financial and/or administrative burdens to HCSO.
If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Michele Hamilton, Chief Human Resources Officer at (813) 318-5311.
No, you do not need to put your request in writing. However, making a written request can be helpful documentation for ensuring that HCSO provides desired accommodation.
You may request a reasonable accommodation from HCSO at any time. However, making the request in advance of a meeting, conference call, or visit will help ensure that HCSO is able to fulfill the request for accommodation.
Yes, anyone can request a reasonable accommodation on behalf of an individual with a disability who seeks to interact with HCSO personnel or participate in its services, programs, and activities.
HCSO may contact you to obtain more information about your request and to better understand your needs. In addition, HCSO may review your request to determine:
In addition, in some cases, HCSO may consult with you in an interactive process to determine on a case-by-case basis what accommodations can be made.
If HCSO determines that your requested accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity, or impose undue financial and/or administrative burden, HCSO may deny your request. However, in the unlikely event that occurs, HCSO will work with you to identify an alternative accommodation that allows you an effective opportunity to participate and/or benefit from HCSO’s program, activity, or service.
Medical documentation may be necessary under certain circumstances. HCSO’s questions will be limited to understanding the barrier to your ability to participate in the service, program, or activity in which you are interested and the nature of an accommodation that will remove this barrier.
No, you are not directly responsible for the cost of a reasonable accommodation.
There are many types of reasonable accommodations. Some examples of how HCSO provides reasonable accommodations include: