Jerry Rothman was hired in October 1985 and began his career as a road patrol deputy coming from Broward County. During his 27-year career, his assignments have included Field Training Officer, warrant service as well as intensified traffic enforcement. In 1986, he served as a Sex Crimes Investigator.
In 1989, he was assigned to the agency’s accreditation efforts. Through his perseverance, the Sheriff's Office attained its first national accreditation. He was promoted to Sergeant in charge of accreditation along with planning and research in 1992.
In 1994, he transferred to road patrol and then became Traffic Unit supervisor in 1996.
In 2002, he was promoted to Lieutenant in charge of professional standards. As the Accreditation Manager, he managed the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CFA) re-certification processes in 2002, 2005 and oversaw the processes in 2008 and 2011. He serves as an accreditation assessor for CFA as well as a team leader. He has been recognized for his expertise when he was named the State of Florida “Assessor of the Year” in 2009. He is known throughout the State of Florida for his extensive knowledge and innovative ideas in accreditation.
As Lieutenant, he supervised Accreditation, Human Resources, Records and Training. He has served the Sheriff’s Office in union contract negotiations as well covering Public Information duties.
During his career, he has earned numerous commendations within the Sheriff's Office as well as from other law agencies and organizations.
He holds a Master of Science degree in Management from Warner Southern College. He is also a graduate of Leadership St. Lucie Class 21. He is an adjunct faculty member at IRSC for law enforcement management and training. Jerry is also part-time high school baseball coach.
As Captain, he is assigned to supervise the Criminal Investigations Division.