IMG_3967Lieutenant Timothy Hilgeman has served with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office for fifteen years, starting his career in May of 2005.

Lieutenant Hilgeman has served in the Uniform Patrol Division as a Deputy, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in May of 2016, and was promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant in April of 2017.  His certifications include field training officer program manager, police internal affairs, speed measurement devices, advanced report writing, Federal Emergency Management Agency Major Event Planning, and Incident Command Integration.  His leadership training includes First Line Supervisor, Middle Management, and the FBI - Law Enforcement Executive Development Association Trilogy; successfully completing the 286th Supervisor Leadership Institute, the 306th Command Leadership Institute, and the 241st Executive Leadership Institute.

Lieutenant Hilgeman is a graduate of the Florida Sheriff's Association Commanders Academy, Class VII.

Lieutenant Hilgeman served previously with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer.  Lieutenant Hilgeman is a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force.  He retired September 30, 2016, after serving on active and reserve duty for 24 years.

Lieutenant Hilgeman is a member of the American Legion, Arcadia Elks, DeSoto Gun Club, and the FBI-LEEDA Development Association. 

Contact Information:
Lieutenant Timothy Hilgeman
thilgeman@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office

208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 ext: 2244


Long 2Lieutenant Zachary Long started his career with the Florida Department of Corrections in 2009 as a Correctional Officer.  He joined the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Deputy in 2010.  In 2012 Lt. Long was transferred to the Uniformed Patrol Division as a Deputy and in 2013 he was transferred to the Investigative Division where he served as a Property Crime’s Detective and later as a Person’s Crime Detective.  In 2016 Lt. Long accepted a job as a Police Officer with the Medina Police Department in Washington State. In 2017 he returned to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office and was assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. Later in 2017 he was transferred to the Investigative Division where he served as a Person’s Crime Detective. In 2018 he was promoted to Corporal, then to Sergeant and was assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division.  In 2019 Lt. Long was transferred to the Crime Scene / Evidence Division as a Supervisor. In January 2021, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Road Bureau.

Lt. Long has over 11 years of Law Enforcement experience, with different agencies and in different Bureaus. He has a well-rounded career based in both Corrections and Law Enforcement.  Lt. Long has advanced training in the area of Sex Crime’s Investigations as well as in Leadership Training.  Lt. Long is a graduate of Florida Leadership Academy Class #45 as well as the FBI – LEEDA 551st Supervisor Leader Institute.  Lt. Long is a member of the Central Florida Internet Crimes against Children (I.C.A.C) Task Force, Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T), Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T) and is a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (C.V.S.A) Examiner.

As of May, 2020 Lt. Long has approximately 942 credited training hours. Lt. Long is a native DeSoto County resident from birth and graduated from DeSoto County High School in 2007. 

Contact Information:
Lieutenant  Zachary Long             
zlong@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 ext: 2254