Sheriff Gregory Tony brings a wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge to the Broward Sheriff’s Office cultivated from his long career serving in a variety of law enforcement and public safety capacities. Throughout his career, he has led by example and worked tirelessly to fulfill his promise to keep our communities safer.
The Philadelphia native moved to the Sunshine State to play college football at Florida State University under the leadership of legendary coach Bobby Bowden. He graduated from FSU in 2002 with an undergraduate degree in Criminology. He also holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University, and has worked as an adjunct professor for eight years.
Sheriff Tony began his law enforcement career in 2005 with the Coral Springs Police Department where he served on the SWAT team for five years and rose to the rank of sergeant. He also worked in narcotics investigation, burglary apprehension, street intelligence and field force.
With a passion for saving lives and all too aware of the numerous active shooter and mass bombing tragedies occurring throughout the country and around the world, Sheriff Tony left the Coral Springs Police Department in 2016 to focus on running Blue Spear Solutions. The security firm specializes in providing both the public and private sector with active shooter and mass casualty training, and provides schools and businesses with threat assessments. The training platform is being used by thousands of people across the globe. As Sheriff, he pledges to educate all Broward schools as quickly as possible with this life-saving training.
Sheriff Tony was sworn in on January 11, 2019 to lead the Broward Sheriff’s Office. He promises to bring the same work tireless work ethic and leadership qualities he’s displayed throughout his career to BSO—ensuring it remains the finest public safety agency in South Florida.
Sheriff Tony is happily married to his wife of 15 years, Holly, a registered nurse.