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Deputy Chief Nancy DeFerrari

Deputy Chief Nancy DeFerrari

Deputy Chief Nancy DeFerrari

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Deputy Chief Nancy DeFerrari has been with the Osceola County Corrections Department since 2010. She began her career with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (Bradenton, FL) in 1985. After moving to Orange County, in 1991, she served with the Orange County Corrections Department (Orlando, FL) for almost 20 years, attaining the rank of Captain. She had the opportunity to work or manage many sections and facilities over the years to include the Compliance Unit, Transportation, Juvenile Assessment Center, Inmate Records, Courthouse Holding Facility, Female Detention Center, Whitcomb housing facility and the Hospital/Perimeter Security Teams. In 1998, as a sergeant, she had the opportunity to open and operate the only Department of Juvenile Justice, residential treatment facility operated by a county jail in the state of Florida. Later in her career, she served five years as the Captain in charge of the Main Detention Facility, Orange County’s largest housing facility at that time. At its peak, the facility held over 1700 male inmates and she supervised 402 certified and civilian staff.

Interim Chief DeFerrari has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. She has been a Certified Jail Manager since November of 1999 and has written three articles for American Jails magazine. In 2007, then Capt. DeFerrari, was the recipient of the AJA ‘s Jail Administrator of the Year Award (Large Jails). In 2008, she became a graduate of the Florida Department of Law Enforcements’ Senior Leadership Program and in November 2010 she graduated with Class 5 of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy.