Reserve Deputy and HIDTA State Director
Harrison County Sheriff's Office/Gulf Coast HIDTA, United States
Proven law enforcement professional with over 33 years of law enforcement experience. Actively involved in and passionate about the HIDTA program with over 23 years committed to reducing drug trafficking as an interdiction patrol officer. 2001 recognized by the Drug Enforcement Administration for making the largest methamphetamine seizure in the nation. Has instructed interdiction to other law enforcement officers/agencies for over 20 plus years. 2020 recognized by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations for the largest methamphetamine seizure of over 860 pounds. Presently, Tony Sauro acts in his capacity as the Mississippi Gulf Coast HIDTA State Director. From 1981 to 1987, United States Air Force, From 1987 to 2016, (retired) he was employed by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office in Gulfport, MS. He worked as a patrol deputy, narcotics and criminal investigator. For many years he was a canine deputy assigned to the criminal interdiction unit. He worked his way through the ranks from deputy to Major of Operations. He is currentlt a reserve deputy for the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, where he donates his time as an interdiction patrol deputy.
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