Captain Jerry Rothman


Captain Jerry Rothman holds a Master’s degree in Management from Warner Southern College. He is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute in Police Executives 34th Session Boston and the FBI National Academy 259th Session. 


Captain Rothman began his law enforcement career in 1985. His initial assignments included Field Training Officer, warrant service and intensified traffic enforcement. In 1986 to his transfer in 1989, he also served as a Sex Crimes Investigator.

In 1989, he was assigned to the agency’s accreditation efforts. Through his perseverance, the Sheriff's Office attained its first national accreditation. He was promoted to Sergeant in charge of accreditation along with planning and research in 1992. In 1994, he transferred to road patrol and then became the Traffic Unit supervisor in 1996. In 2002, he was promoted to Lieutenant in charge of professional standards. As the Accreditation Manager, he managed the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CFA) re-certification processes in 2002, 2005 and oversaw the processes in 2008 and 2011. 

In 2012, he was promoted to Captain of Criminal Investigations. While serving in this capacity, he was instrumental in starting the agency's Intelligence Led Policing efforts. He also oversaw the expansion of specialized investigations such as a full-time electronic forensic technician, a full-time Internet Crimes Against Children detective, and a full-time Gang squad.

During his career, he has earned numerous commendations within the Sheriff's Office as well as from other law agencies and organizations.

Community Service

Captain Rothman serves as an accreditation assessor for CFA as well as a team leader. He has been recognized for his expertise when he was named the State of Florida “Assessor of the Year” in 2009. He became a Certified Accreditation Professional in (2009) and is known throughout the State of Florida for his extensive knowledge and innovative ideas in accreditation. He is also a graduate of Leadership St. Lucie.


You can call Captain Rothman at 772-462-3230.