Homeland Security / Special Operations

Law enforcement agencies depend on alert citizens to identify and report things that seem out of the ordinary in their neighborhoods, communities, and places of business. In essence, citizens act as Law Enforcement's "eyes and ears." By working through Neighborhood Watch networks, the public can play a potentially crucial role in the detection, disruption and prevention of terrorist acts.

Leon County residents are encouraged to become involved in Neighborhood Crime Watch groups to enhance support of our homeland security. Homeland security begins with you. It includes working together as a community to make our nation secure.

The nation's goal is to double the number of Neighborhood Crime Watch groups in the country over the next two years. With your intention to start a Neighborhood Crime Watch group, you are taking an important step toward helping to secure our homeland.

Homeland Security is in fact a natural progression for the Crime Prevention Unit at no added cost to the tax payer. Our Crime Prevention Unit's mission in dealing with Homeland Security is to focus resources from throughout our agency and partner with other community agencies to work towards mitigation, prevention, response and recovery from incidents of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Our unit will assist in assessing vulnerabilities in our community.

What can we all do to be more prepared?

BE ALERT! - Spot suspicious packages, luggage, or mail abandoned in a crowded place, like an office building, an airport, a school, or a shopping center.

LISTEN! - If you hear or know of someone who has bragged or talked about plans to harm citizens in violent attacks or who claims membership in a terrorist organization, take it seriously and report it to Law Enforcement immediately!

Homeland Security Advisories

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.