Sgt. A.J. Calabro has served the Citizens of Florida since 1989 as a First Responder. He began his public service career as a Professional Firefighter, becoming a Florida Certified EMT in 1991 and became Nationally Registered as a Paramedic in 1996, eventually becoming a Critical Care Flight Paramedic in 2000. Meanwhile, his extreme desire to serve his community led his to also attend a law enforcement academy in 2007, simultaneously serving as a Reserve Police Officer for the City of Fort Walton Beach, where he joined the SWAT Team as a Medic.
Sgt. Calabro retired from the Fire/Medic career in 2012 and started his law enforcement career fulltime at Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, becoming a Field Training Officer in 2015. In 2017, he was promoted to the Rank of Patrol Sergeant and eventually became a fulltime “Criminal Interdiction Officer” for the agency’s new “Interstate Criminal Enforcement” unit, where he serves as the team supervisor.
During his tenure in public service. Sgt. Calabro has developed a keen ability to perfect communication with individuals during traumatic situations and has become an effective communicator. This has given him the tremendous ability to conduct interviews and illicit information from individuals from all cultural backgrounds, which enables him to have successful interviews.
His extensive specialized training and personal traits has made him an expert in recognition of deception and criminal characteristics, which he shares with his trainees, as well as students.