Violent Crimes Unit

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crime Unit is comprised of two Sergeants, and eight Detectives.  This Unit answers to the Violent Crimes Section Lieutenant and the Criminal Investigations Bureau Captain.

The Violent Crime Unit works a wide variety of cases.  These include, but are not limited to, Harassing Phone Calls, Violations of Injunctions, Child Abuse, Sex Crimes, Robberies, Death Investigations and Homicides.

Detectives serving as Violent Crimes Detectives typically have experience in other units before moving into this unit.  They attend extensive training in a number of areas to supplement their experience.

This Unit works with several others in the Sheriff’s Office, such as the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, Victims Advocates and the Crime Scene Unit, all of which are in the same Section.

The Violent Crime Unit also works closely with several outside agencies  These include the Tallahassee Police Department, surrounding Sheriff’s Offices, State Attorney’s Office, Medical Examiner’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Protection Team, FBI, and ATF.

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.

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