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Meet the Command Staff

Office of the Sheriff
The Sheriff provides the overall leadership, strategic direction, and management for the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff is charged with the responsibility of maintaining public peace and protecting the lives and property of all citizens in Seminole County. The Sheriff serves as the chief law enforcement officer of the county, and his four main responsibilities while serving the public are: conservator of the peace, chief correctional officer, chief bailiff, and executive officer of circuit and county courts. The Office of the Sheriff includes the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of the Chief of Staff.

The Office of the General Counsel manages all legal issues associated with the agency’s patrol, investigations, jail, juvenile, and child protective services functions. The Office of General Counsel is responsible for agency representation, preparing legal opinions and legislative proposals, training, contract review, and monitoring civil litigation.

The Office of the Chief of Staff is an extension of the Office of the Sheriff and is responsible for leading agency-wide strategic initiatives, serving as a liaison to external stakeholders, and steering employee engagement and community outreach efforts. This office also oversees the Public Affairs Division and manages the agency’s non-profit organization and two community advisory boards. The Public Affairs Division spearheads the agency’s external communication and public outreach programs and delivers a variety of resources and support to the community. Public Affairs personnel are responsible for implementing educational and awareness campaigns, working in conjunction with patrol and enforcement personnel to prevent and disrupt crime, and coordinating public relations.

Department of Law Enforcement
The Department of Law Enforcement includes the Seminole Neighborhood Policing Division, Special Operations Division, 9-1-1 Communications, Probation, Judicial Services, and the Forensic Laboratory Services Division. The Seminole Neighborhood Policing and Court Services Divisions provide all uniformed patrol activities, conduct general investigations, deliver a variety of safety and prevention services, and provide full law enforcement services for the four judicial facilities within Seminole County: The Criminal Justice Center, the Criminal Justice Center Annex, the Juvenile Courthouse, and the Civil Courthouse as well as prisoner transport. The Division is charged with ensuring these facilities are secure and able to conduct court-related functions for the 18th Judicial Circuit of Florida. The Division also houses the Civil Section which carries out the Sheriff’s statutory responsibility for the service of process and execution of writs. The 9-1-1 Communications Center handles all incoming calls for service for law enforcement within unincorporated Seminole County and the seven municipalities within the county. The Forensic Laboratory Services Division provides timely, expert, and professional examination of evidentiary materials to aid in the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses.

Department of Investigative Services
The Department of Investigative Services has five divisions: Drug Enforcement & Behavioral Services Division, Domestic Security Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Professional Development Division, and Professional Standards Division. The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for the investigation of complex, specialized crimes and augmenting law enforcement services with advanced technologies and support. The Domestic Security Division is responsible for investigating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information concerning criminal activity, international and domestic terrorism, pawn, street gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, warrants, inmate telephone monitoring, and sexual offenders/predators. The Drug Enforcement & Behavioral Services Division consists of the City-County Investigative Bureau (CCIB), the Seminole Collaborative Opioid Effort (SCORE) Section, and the Mental Health Section. City-County Investigative Bureau is a full-time, multi-agency task force comprised of agents from the SCSO, seven of the police departments within Seminole County, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the U.S Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Amtrak/Auto Train and is headed by a Captain.

Department of School Safety
The Department of School Safety is responsible for the safety and security initiatives for all schools throughout Seminole County, regardless of jurisdiction. The Department is comprised of school resource deputies who serve in the county’s elementary, middle, and high schools, acting as a liaison to parents and faculty, delivering education programs, and adding layers of security on campuses. School Safety provides direct oversight of the increasing demands and evolving needs of all aspects of our school safety model, including the changes that have required increased enforcement action on our campuses and involving our students. This Department places an emphasis on the importance and needs required to keep our students, faculty, staff, and campuses safe in an ever-changing environment.

Department of Youth Services
The Department of Youth Services houses the the Juvenile Justice Division, which offers a broad spectrum of services to target and address the unique issues that perpetuate juvenile crime. This Division includes the Juvenile Assessment Center, the Juvenile Detention Center, and the Youth Services Prevention and Enforcement Center. The Juvenile Justice Division offers various programs to prevent juveniles from being adjudicated, wraparound services to mitigate DCF intervention, programs for youth identified with a risk for becoming involved with law enforcement, and our Police Athletic League, which provides various community sports programs and a summer camp. This Division also oversees the Youth Deputy Program, which is available to youth between 9th grade and 20 years old. They learn law enforcement skills, participate in statewide pistol competitions, and represent the Sheriff’s Office as an Honor Guard.

Department of Administrative Services
The Department of Administrative Services supports the human, fiscal, and business functions of the agency. Fiscal Services handles budget preparation and payroll, accounts payable, contracts, maintenance, facilities, fleet, and purchasing. Grant Management evaluates, applies for, and maintains all grant accounts within the Sheriff’s Office. Human Resources coordinates employee hiring, records, benefits, recruitment, and health and wellness. The Recruitment team works in collaboration with Human Resources to identify and attract new applicants to join the Sheriff’s Office. The Technology Solutions Division provides computer and technology support to members of the Sheriff’s Office, as well as outside agencies.

Department of Corrections
The Department of Corrections is divided into three divisions. The Administrative Services/Intake, Security Operations Services, and Inmate Healthcare Services. This Department is responsible for detention services and manages the care, custody, and control of inmates incarcerated at the county correctional facility, which is known as the John E. Polk Correctional Facility (JEPCF). The mission of JEPCF is to provide a secure facility that ensures the safety of the public, provides a safe working climate for employees, and offers humane and safe living conditions for inmates. The Administrative Services/Intake Division is comprised of inmate classification, inmate programs and reentry, and intake/release. The Security Operations Division is responsible for security, special management, food services, and laundry. The Inmate Healthcare Services Division manages all inmate medical and mental health services.

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Seminole County Sheriff's Office
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford, Florida 32773
Phone: (407) 665-6650