Joseph Faherty - Associate
I was born in New York, NY, August, 1966. I attended the Oceanside School District graduating in 1984. After high school, I immediately attended Nassau Community College where I received an AS degree, followed by a BS Degree in Behavioral Science with a Minor in Criminal Justice from NYIT.
I moved to Citrus Count in March, 1990. I began working at Eckerd Youth Challenge, a residential facility for adjudicated delinquents. In 1993, I began working as a Community Education Specialist with Youth and Family Alternatives. In 1994 I accepted a position as a Juvenile Probation Officer with Department of Juvenile Justice. While I was conducting home and school visits for delinquent youth, I worked closely with the School Resource Officers. It was then I decided to attend the Law Enforcement Academy at WTI (aka WTC).
After graduating, I immediately offered and accepted a position with The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. I spent 24 years as a deputy sheriff and over 22 years was a school resource officer. While working full time I attended Webster University and in 2008 I earned my Maters Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management.
My wife and I spend much of our time off with our grandson or volunteering and attending community events.