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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 as well as 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, Communications, Probation
, Judicial Services, and the Forensic Laboratory Services Division
. The Seminole Neighborhood Policing and Court Services Division provides all uniformed patrol activities, conducts general investigations, delivers a variety of safety and prevention services, and provides full law enforcement services for the three judicial facilities within Seminole County: The Criminal Justice Center, Juvenile Justice Center and 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 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 is a newly reorganized department has five divisions: Drug Enforcement & Behavioral Services Division, Domestic Security Division
, Diversified Investigative Services Division
, Professional Development Division, and Professional Standards Division. The Diversified Investigative Services 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 Family and Youth Services
The Department of Family and Youth Services includes the Family Services Division, the Juvenile Justice Division
, and the School Safety Division. Family Services includes Child Protective Services
, Crimes Against Children
, Domestic Violence/Elder Crimes Unit, and the Victim Services Unit. Child Protective Services
conducts child protective investigations (SCSO is one of six Florida Sheriffs Offices to contract with the Department of Children and Families to assume this responsibility). The Juvenile Justice Division
offers a broad-based 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 School Safety Division leads the safety and security initiatives for all schools throughout Seminole County, regardless of jurisdiction. It also houses all of our school resource deputies and the School Crossing Guard Program
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. Human Resources
coordinates employee hiring, records, benefits, recruitment, and health and wellness. Grant Management evaluates, applies for and maintains all grant accounts within 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 jail, 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. Divisions within the JEPCF include; the Administrative Services/Intake Division, comprised of inmate classification, inmate programs and reentry, and intake/release; the Security Operations Division, responsible for security, special management, food services, and laundry; and Inmate Healthcare Services Division which manages all inmate medical and mental health services.