In 2002, Captain Chris Rule began his career as a deputy sheriff with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Captain Rule started his career as a patrol deputy within the west side of the county and held several detective positions, most of which were in a covert capacity, in the following areas: Robbery Task Force, Copper Task Force, Sheriff’s Target Area Response Squad, Narcotics Unit, Tactical Intelligence Team and Internal Affairs. In addition to the many assignments Captain Rule had, he also served on the Underwater Recovery Team for five years. Captain Rule was promoted to a supervisory role in 2014. Captain Rule has supervised patrol deputies and detectives assigned to the General Offense Unit, Tactical Intelligence Unit and the Homeland Security Division.
Captain Rule is a graduate of Saint Leo University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security. Captain Rule has received the Medal of Distinguished Service, three Lifesaving Awards, Deputy of the Year Award and several letters of commendation.
Captain Rule is a Tampa native with one child. He is a second generation deputy with the Sheriff’s Office and is dedicated to making his community a safer place to live.