Rollins Brown is a fifth generation native of St. Lucie and Indian River Counties. He grew up working in his family's agricultural operations, most notably the Brown Ranch cattle operation in northern St. Lucie County.
He attended Stetson University, obtaining degrees in Accountancy and Law in 1996 and 1998, respectively, graduating early from the Law School. His accomplishments include pledging the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, maintaining a 3.9 GPA in Accounting for 2 years, and ranking among the top three students of his classes for several years. His acheivements in law school included similar rankings.
Rollins' primary passion is law enforcment. While his family has been actively involved in cattle and citrus production for over 100 years on the Treasure Coast, every generation (with the exception of Great-Great-Grandfather and Fort Pierce Pioneer Captain Benjamin Hogg) has also devoted a substantial portion of their career to law enforcement. Rollins' Great Grandfather Robert L. Brown was a police officer with the Fort Pierce Police Department at the turn of the last century. His grandfather Edgar Rollins Brown and great-uncle Benjamin A. Brown were Chief Deputy and Sheriff of St. Lucie County for 26 years. His Grandmother Josephine Brown ran the county jail for 13 years when it was located at the site of the current main courthouse. Rollins' father Edgar A. "Al" Brown was a prosecutor for State Attorney Robert Stone in the early 1970s.After graduating from law school in 1998, Rollins began prosecuting for State Attorney Bruce Colton in St. Lucie and Indian River Counties. Expressing an interest in field law enforcement work, Rollins was permitted by the State Attorney to attend the police academy, becoming a fully certified Florida Law Enforcement Officer. Rollins has been a member of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office since 2000, serving in the Reserve Unit of the Road Patrol Division under Sheriff's Robert Knowles and Ken Mascara.
Since 2003 Rollins has been a Special Assistant State Attorney. His functions include on-call consulting to area law enforcement officers in investigations, teaching and public speaking on behalf of the State Attorney's Office, special investigations and other various functions.
Rollins also serves as General Counsel and or other officers to a variety of his family's entities, such as Southern Fulfillment Services, LLC, Hale Indian River Groves, Pioneer Properties, etc. He is actively involved in various management aspects of many of the agricultural companies.
His other interests include hunting, fishing, outdoor activities with his two sons, Rollie 8 and Ben 5.