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The Major Crimes Unit is part of the Investigation Division of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. This unit is composed of several Detectives with numerous years of Law Enforcement experience who are highly motivated to solve any crime that may occur within the confines of Santa Rosa County. Detectives in this unit provide seven-day-a-week, twenty–four hour a day coverage to the Citizens of our County.
Each detective is trained in the most modern and advanced techniques of crime solving in various fields. This training, combined with extensive experience, makes the Major Crimes Unit highly successful in solving crimes.
Within the Major Crimes Unit, there are several Detectives that specialize in solving particular crimes. The detectives assigned to these various squads receive extensive training in these specialized areas. These areas include Homicide, Rape, Kidnapping, Robbery, Fraud, Aggravated Assault and Sex Crimes.
Detectives within the Major Crimes Unit also assist and support the investigative efforts of other Agencies when needed. The Unit is under the supervision of Lt. Lance Bird.