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Donna Lusczynski, Chief Deputy

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Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski joined the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in 1991. She began her career in law enforcement as a patrol deputy and advanced through the ranks. She served in street crimes, narcotics, vice and internal affairs. Chief Deputy Lusczynski earned her stripes as sergeant and was assigned to the Juvenile Services Section of the Criminal Investigations Division. From there she was transferred to the Child Protective Investigations Division, where she was instrumental in the development of the division's structure, recruiting and procedures and subsequently promoted to lieutenant.

After a stint supervising child protective investigators, she was promoted to the rank of captain and assigned to Patrol District III, where she utilized her supervisory and latent investigative skills to serve the residents. As a major, she was the division commander of the Special Investigations Division and the Criminal Investigations Division. She was then promoted to Colonel and assigned as commander of the Department of Investigative Services, which oversees the Special Investigations, Criminal Investigations and Child Protective Investigations divisions.

Chief Deputy Lusczynski was promoted to the position of second-in-command for the Sheriff’s Office on May 7, 2018. Chief Deputy Lusczynski is the first female in the history of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to hold this position.

Chief Deputy Lusczynski has a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of Tampa and obtained her Master of Public Administration from Troy State University. She is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, Session 231.

Chief Deputy Lusczynski currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida West Coast Credit Union and Phoenix House. Chief Deputy Lusczynski serves as the Florida representative on the Regional Organized Crime Information Center Board of Directors.

She was born in New York City, grew up in Roxbury, New Jersey and has been a resident of Hillsborough County since 1987.