Citrus County Sheriff Office Leadership
Public Safety Bureau Chief Jim Goodworth
Chief Jim Goodworth was born in Pittsburg, Pa and moved to Florida as a young child. He graduated from Gulf High school in New Port Richey and attended Pasco-Hernando Community College where he obtained his AS degree in Emergency Medical Services. He continued his education obtaining his BS degree in Fire Science from Waldorf College. He has worked his entire career in public safety serving the citizens of Citrus County.
In 1983, he was hired as a paramedic for Citrus County Emergency Medical Services and worked in many different capacities working his way through the ranks to become the EMS Operations Chief. In 2006, Chief Goodworth was hired as Deputy Fire Chief for Citrus County Fire Rescue. In 2013, he was appointed Fire Chief for Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue and in 2014, he was promoted to Public Safety Bureau Chief of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.
Chief Goodworth feels community involvement is very important as he has served as Chairman of the Board for the George A. Dame Health Center since 2009. The Health Center provides medical care for the underserved population of Citrus County.
Chief Goodworth has one son who is a second generation Firefighter and enjoys spending time with his two grandchildren.