Criminal Investigations

The Leon County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Bureau is made up of 41 detectives and supervisors working in six different units to investigate all types of crime within Leon County.

This Bureau is also responsible for digital evidence recovery or computer forensics.  The Leon County Sheriff’s Office frequently seizes and searches computers, cellular telephones and other digital storage devices in association with all types of criminal investigations.  These devices hold valuable evidence artifacts that can be very helpful during criminal investigations.  Devices are searched and evidence extracted in a forensically sound manner in order to assist detectives in furthering criminal investigations related to Violent Crimes, Financial Crimes, ICAC, Burglary, Missing Persons, Wanted Persons, and a host of other incident types. 


Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Social Media Posting Policy:

Thank you for following the Leon County Sheriff’s Office on social media! We welcome you to share your thoughts and feedback with us, and we ask that you please be responsible and courteous in your comments and replies. We reserve the right to hide/remove any comments or ban any users who violate our policy. Comments that contain obscene, indecent, or profane language; contain threats or defamatory statements; are bullying, intimidating, or harassing any user; contain personal attacks; contain hate speech; promote or endorse services or products; suggest or encourage illegal activity; are multiple, repetitive off-topic posts by a single user (spam); are not topically related to the particular posting; violate a legal ownership interest of any other party; or imbed links to other Internet sites may be hidden/removed. Users who violate this policy may be banned.

Our rules of decorum are in place to encourage civil discourse and to prevent a poster from disrupting dialog in a way that prevents or impedes the accomplishment of the purpose of our social media sites. Our purpose is to convey important public safety information, increase our ability to quickly, effectively, and efficiently reach Leon County and Big Bend area residents to help us find criminal suspects, find missing and/or endangered persons, communicate public safety alerts, and further our mission of preventing, reducing, suppressing, displacing, solving, and fighting crime in Leon County.