2020 Detention Deputy of the Year

Detention Deputy Misty Perkins

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Misty Perkins has made herself an asset to her squad and supervisors; regaled by her peers as a “selfless contributor to the betterment of others.”  Deputy Perkins often takes on leadership roles within her squad and with her peers as well as being a positive role model to both sworn and civilian staff. As a Field Training Deputy, Deputy Perkins trains new deputies in Central Booking who have little knowledge of the process and also relocates her assigned duty to train new deputies throughout the jail.  When she is not training other deputies, she spearheads Office fundraising activities that benefit the community. She has spent countless hours volunteering her time, raising money and distributing gifts and food for underprivileged families in the community. In addition, during her tenure at the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Perkins is committed to performing her job proficiently and effectively and has prevented over 140 items of contraband, including drugs and weapons into the facility.


Through her hard work and unwavering positive attitude, Deputy Perkins truly exemplifies the core values and mission of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, both on and off duty. She maintains the highest standards of integrity, accountability and community service. She is an integral part of what makes any area she works in operate effective and efficiently.


Deputy Perkins began her career with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office on November 07, 2010, and has been assigned to Falkenburg Road Jail and Orient Road Jail during her tenure.  She has worked in several high liability areas at both jails, including Medical, Confinement, Juvenile Assessment Center and Central Booking. She currently works at Orient Road Jail in female housing. Deputy Perkins has 2 adult daughters, Ashley and Britney and 4 wonderful grandchildren, Ayden, Aubrey, Addyson and Paisley.