Ed Cook started his career at the Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a Corrections Officer. In 1993, he transferred to Uniform Patrol as a Deputy. He was promoted to Detective in 1997 and was assigned to the Vice/Narcotics Unit. While in this assignment Ed was lead detective on numerous State and Federal drug investigations.
In 2002, Cook was promoted to Sergeant and remained in the Vice/Narcotics Unit until being reassigned in 2003 to the K-9 Unit. While supervising the K-9 Unit, Ed also trained and handled a dual purpose (patrol/Narcotics) K-9 partner. In 2007, Ed was presented the Leon County Law Officer of the Year award by the “Committee of 99.”
In 2009, his canine partner retired and Ed transferred back to the Vice/Narcotics Unit as a Sergeant until his promotion to Lieutenant in 2012. In addition to supervising the Vice/Narcotics Unit, Cook was also responsible for the Property and Financial Units. During his tenure as a Lieutenant, Cook supervised Homeland Security and Criminal Intelligence.
In 2016, Ed was promoted to Captain and currently supervises the Criminal Investigations and Homeland Security Division. Units under his supervision include Violent Crimes, Special Victims, Internet Crimes Against Children, Sexual Offenders, Crime Scene, Property and Evidence, Financial Crimes, Property Crimes, Narcotics, Organized Crime, Intelligence and Analysis, and Victim Advocates.
Ed has attended numerous training opportunities over his 28 years in Law Enforcement. The two most notable are the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Drug Commander Academy and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Seminar (Class 5). Ed is engaged to his fiancé Donna and has a 15 year old daughter, Madison.