Hernando County Detective Promoted To Sergeant

William HillmanSheriff Al Nienhuis is pleased to announce the promotion of Detective William Hillman to the rank of Sergeant.

Sergeant Hillman will serve in the Patrol Division of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in District Two.

Sergeant Hillman started his career at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office as an Explorer in September of 1996. He diligently worked his way up to the rank of Explorer Lieutenant before resigning from the Explorer post to start a full time career with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

In December of 2000, Sergeant Hillman was hired as a call taker in the Emergency Communications Center where he worked three years. As a Telecommunicator, he achieved the rank of dispatcher.

In 2003 Sergeant Hillman was appointed as a Public Service Aide (PSA). While working as a PSA, he attended the Law Enforcement Academy at Withlacoochee Technical Institute in Inverness, Florida.

Upon completion of the Law Enforcement Academy, Sergeant Hillman became a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the patrol division from 2005-2010. As a patrol deputy he was assigned many duties including Field Training Officer (FTO), Honor Guard, Traffic Unit, and Rapid Response Team (RRT).

In 2013 Sergeant Hillman was assigned as a property crimes detective in District Two.

Sergeant Hillman was born and raised in Brooksville. He is happily married to his wife Dawn, who is employed at the Hernando County Detention Center as a nurse. They have five children.

“Sergeant Hillman, from his teenage years through today, has been faithfully serving the citizens of Hernando County. It gives me great pleasure to reward his dedication by giving him the greater
responsibility of leading an entire squad of deputies. I know that he will use this added authority and influence to make an even bigger and more positive impact on the community he serves.” Sheriff Al Nienhuis said

The employees of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Sergeant Hillman on his promotion and offer him support as he transitions into his new role. Congratulations!

Source: Hernando County Sheriff’s Office