City County Investigative Bureau’s (CCIB)
The City County Investigative Bureau’s (CCIB) mission is to identify, arrest, and vigorously prosecute drug traffickers, their couriers and members of their organizations engaged in the illegal transportation and distribution of drugs. CCIB is a full-time, multi-agency task force comprised of agents from SCSO, all seven police departments within Seminole County, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the U.S.Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Amtrak/Auto Train.
CCIB is comprised of three units: the Drug Interdiction Unit, the Drug Enforcement Unit and the newly formed Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit. The Drug Enforcement Unit handles the day-to-day drug investigations that have an immediate impact on the quality of life for the citizens of Seminole County. A large majority of the drug investigations conducted by this Unit stem from complaints received from citizens regarding drug- and vice-related activities, as well as investigations initiated by the agents. The Unit also conducts long-term investigations involving drug trafficking organizations using an array of sophisticated surveillance equipment, including Court Ordered Intercepts(wiretaps). The Drug Interdiction Unit is responsible for targeting drug traffickers and drug trafficking organizations that utilize public transit as a means to distribute illegal drugs and illegally gained proceeds. The Unit conducts interdiction efforts at various parcel service companies within Seminole County, public storage facilities, hotels/motels, the Orlando /Sanford International Airport and Amtrak, and participates in multi-jurisdictional operations with federal agencies. The Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit (PDU) was created in 2011 to combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse and misuse. The Unit is comprised of investigators from SCSO and the Sanford,Longwood and Altamonte Springs police departments. Unit investigations focus on medical practitioners illegally prescribing pharmaceutical drugs, pain clinics operating as “pill mills,” and “doctor shoppers,” who travel from physician to physician acquiring large amounts of drugs for personal use and resale.
CCIB is responsible for collecting, evaluating, and analyzing intelligence data on groups believed to be engaged in organized crimes and vice,to include extortion, theft, fencing, loan sharking, labor racketeering, and any other offense for profit. CCIB also investigates groups engaged in supplying illegal goods and services such as gambling, pornography, prostitution, illegal trafficking in controlled substances, liquor, or weapons, and other unlawful conduct, which may include the illegal use of force, fraud, bribery, or corruption.