Captain Hardman oversees the Patrol Operations Division that includes:
Captain Bill Hardman is a native of St. Lucie County and graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School. He has an Associate’s Degree from Indian River Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Liberty University.
Bill began his career with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office in July of 1991. During his career that spans almost three decades with the agency, Bill has served as a deputy in the Ranch & Grove Unit as well as the Uniform Patrol Division, the Traffic Unit, a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division, a Sergeant in the Internal Affairs Unit and as a Lieutenant and Unit Commander of the Court Security Unit.
During his tenure with the Sheriff’s Office Bill has taught classes in traffic enforcement, DUI, Traffic Crash Investigation, Illegal Gambling, and Advanced Interrogation Techniques among others.
Bill is widely known throughout not only our local community, but the state of Florida for his law enforcement work. Bill’s awards include the Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Quarter three times and 1995 Deputy of the Year, Bar Association Officer of the Year in 1997, Elks Lodge Deputy of the Year in 1998 and for three consecutive years Bill was selected as a member of the Governor’s DUI task force receiving the M.A.D.D. statewide award for his outstanding achievements in traffic and DUI enforcement.