Ron Hopper

Captain of Domestic Security Division (Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Captain Ronald Hopper currently serves as the Captain over Domestic Security Division. The Domestic Security Division is responsible for investigating, collecting, analyzing and disseminating intelligence information concerning criminal activity, international and domestic terrorism, street gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, prolific offenders, crime analysis, warrants, inmate telephone monitoring, registered felons and sexual offenders/predators.
Captain Hopper most recently served with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Tampa Division Orlando Resident Agency from 2015-2021. In this role, he managed approximately 150 personnel and was the highest-ranking FBI agent in Central Florida. Before serving as the ASAC, Captain Hopper was the FBI’s Supervisory Special Agent, Tampa Division Orlando Resident Agency Criminal Squad from 2008 to 2015. Additionally, he held roles as the Supervisory Special Agent, Brevard Resident Agency and Orlando Joint Terrorism Task Force, Unit Chief and Supervisory Special Agent of the Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit, and began with the FBI as a Special Agent in 2008 after serving with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff and undercover detective from 1993 to 1998.
Captain Hopper holds both his Master’s Degree (University of South Florida) and his Bachelor’s Degree (University of Central Florida) in Criminology. He has led and overseen numerous high-profile cases and investigations, including leading the tactical response and investigations of the Pulse Nightclub terror attack of 2016, where he served as the on-scene commander.