LCSO Promotes First Female Captain




Capt. Tammy Booth Hollis was recently promoted from lieutenant to captain of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), making her the first female captain in LCSO history.

Booth Hollis started with LSCO in October 2000 as a deputy in the Patrol Division. Throughout her career with LCSO, she has risen through the ranks within various divisions as an investigator, sergeant in the Investigations Division, lieutenant in the Patrol Division, and lieutenant in the Administrative Division.

“I am proud of each and every position because they have all provided me with different types of knowledge and experiences,” Booth Hollis said. “I feel that each step and position along the way has prepared me for this captain position. My work in investigations is one that I am extremely proud of. It was demanding, challenging and stressful at times, but it also showed me how resilient people can be. Overall, each position I’ve held has given me different experiences, skillsets and even life viewpoints that I feel contribute not only to my law enforcement career, but also me as a person. Life shapes who you are, and I can say that my job has been a huge part of that.”

In her new role as captain of the Administrative Division, Booth Hollis will oversee LCSO’s school resource officers, communications officers (dispatch), civil process servers, clerks, guardianship agent, community relations specialist and IT technician.

“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Lee County in my new position as captain,” she said. “Anything I can ever do to help anyone, or any questions that they need answered, I encourage them to give me a call.”

Booth Hollis has a Master of Science degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University. She is a graduate of the 258th class at the FBI National Academy, the first female graduate of the academy to come from LCSO.

“I am proud of achieving my law enforcement dream of attending the FBI National Academy, Class No. 258 in 2014,” Booth Hollis said. “This was a lifelong dream that opened up all kinds of experiences that I treasure to this day.”

As for her future, Booth Hollis said she looks forward to continuing to help the citizens of Lee County and working together with those citizens to make the world a better place. She also looks forward to continuing to be a strong role model for young women.

“I have a young daughter, and I want her to feel like she can be or do anything,” Booth Hollis said. “I want to show young women thinking about taking this career path that they can do this if they choose to. Before you know it, you might be captain after starting as just a ‘little girl police.’”

“If you would like to see a dedicated public safety professional who is committed to the ideal of ‘service above self,’ then look to Captain Tammy Booth Hollis,” said Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones. “Tammy has accepted every challenge presented to her and has performed at a level far in excess of what may be considered the standard.

“That is a strong statement because our agency prides itself in going beyond the expected. Her experience in various divisions within our office has positioned her well for the demands that she will face. She is a professional peace officer. We are all very proud of her.”


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