Sergeant Bonnie Weaver was born in Kentucky and raised in Fort Myers, Florida. She graduated from North Fort Myers High School, and later moved to LaBelle. She is married to her wonderful husband, Jack, and together they have their sons Cody and Blaine.
In 1998, Weaver became Auxiliary certified. She then joined the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) as an Auxiliary Deputy. A few years later in 2003, she began working for the department as a full-time dispatcher.
In 2005, knowing she had a passion for helping others, Weaver enrolled at Southwest Florida Criminal Justice Academy. She attained her law enforcement certification and was hired by the HCSO as a deputy in the Civil Division. When asked why she wanted to go into law enforcement, Weaver stated “a law enforcement officer once helped me, and I thought I’d like to do that for somebody else.”
This year, Weaver received a promotion to Sergeant. While working for the HCSO, she also graduated from Florida SouthWestern with her Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree.
Working in the Civil Division, Sergeant Weaver does enforceable and non-enforceable civil process serving. Some of her duties include getting people into court by serving papers for domestic violence injunctions, subpoenas and notices of evictions as well as working on recovering property.
Sergeant Weaver is also in charge of tracking sex offenders and predators. These offenders and predators have 19 obligations they have to keep up with and it’s Sergeant Weaver’s job to make sure they do so. She makes sure offenders stay in compliance with their obligations and verifies their residence. She also provides community notification whenever an offender moves into a neighborhood.
At the request of the public, Sergeant Weaver will come out to neighborhoods and speak to groups about sex offender registration, tracking and community notification. She is happy to provide the residents of Hendry County with public information.
Proud to have only worked in law enforcement for Hendry County, Sergeant Weaver stated, “it’s a great family and a great job.” She loves being a part of department that pulls together to help their own as well as other community members by hosting fundraisers and collecting donations. Although some days are more challenging than others, she enjoys knowing that she is helping make a difference for many people.
Sergeant Weaver is a cop who wears the uniform, but it is important to know that sometimes she is just a regular person. In her free time, Sergeant Weaver attends the Bull Pit Outreach Ministry. She also volunteers her time at the concession stand during the ministry rodeos.
With a welcoming personality and a contagious smile, Sergeant Weaver is a bubbly and friendly lady with a passion for helping others. An interesting fact is that she loves anything to do with horses and enjoys growing orchids – and interesting combination for a cop.
Sergeant Weaver would like to inform the public about their ability to track sexual offenders and predators. There is a website where citizens can see the circumstances of a specific offender (picture, description, aliases, addresses, status, crime, age of victim, vessel and vehicle information). The public can also register for updates and alerts via email. This website allows one to track specific offenders, see registered offenders in a neighborhood or registered at school and search Internet identifiers. To learn more, visit https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/.
With the ongoing news coverage of police shootings in this nation and the negative attitude toward the police nationwide, the staff of the Caloosa Belle has decided to show our support to the men and women of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Department who protect us every day. In the following weeks we will be introducing you to them and letting you know what they do to keep you safe every day.