Public Affairs Office

Welcome to the Public Affairs Office of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. At the heart of our commitment to transparency, communication, and community engagement, the Public Affairs Office serves as the vital link between the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the residents we proudly serve. Dedicated to fostering open dialogue and sharing timely and accurate information, our team is passionate about keeping the community informed about law enforcement efforts, initiatives, and community events.

With a focus on building trust and understanding, the Public Affairs Office is your gateway to discovering the latest news, updates, and insights from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Whether you're seeking information on public safety, community outreach programs, or simply want to stay connected with your local law enforcement agency, our office is here to provide you with the resources and communication you need.

Amanda Granit, Chief Communications Officer

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Public Affairs Office

Amanda Granit serves as Chief Communications Officer for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Amanda joined teamHCSO in March of 2019 and was promoted to the position of Chief in August 2022.

As Chief Communications Officer, she is responsible for all aspects of media relations as well as employee and external communications. She believes in building awareness and trust through brand communications and specializes in strategic communications. Her focus as Chief is to further Sheriff Chronister’s commitment to transparency and community engagement while highlighting the tremendous efforts of HCSO deputies and providing insight into how teamHCSO carries out the mission to protect and serve.

Before joining the Sheriff’s Office, she worked for almost a decade as an award-winning journalist. During that time, she worked on an investigation team that uncovered government mismanagement and abuse of taxpayer dollars in New York State. For those efforts, Amanda received a NYS Emmy and National Edward R. Murrow Award.

She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University in New York State, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

Meet the Team

Amanda Granit


Chief Communications Officer

Phil Martello


Assistant Chief Communications Officer

Jessica Lang


Media Relations Manager

Casey Minuto


Public Relations Coordinator

Carolina Montelongo


Public Relations Coordinator

Caitlin Wilson


Public Relations Coordinator