Chief Ed Lee  

(Department of Detention)

Edward Lee began his career at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in 1987 as a Correctional Officer in the Housing Unit. In 1989 he obtained his Law Enforcement Standards, commonly referred to as “Dual Certification.” He then transferred to the Booking Unit where in 1990 he was promoted to Team Leader of the newly formed Intake Classification and Release (I.C.R.) Unit.

In 1993 Major Lee was promoted to Sergeant and continued to work in the I.C.R. Unit and later transferred to the Housing Unit when the new jail, now known as the Detention Facility, opened in August of 1993. While in the Housing Unit, he served as a F.T.O. Sergeant and as a Watch Commander. In 2003, Major Lee transferred to the Case Management Unit and managed the operations of the Classification and the Court Services section of the jail. In 2008, he was appointed the Facility Investigator where he investigated crimes within the jail, conducted internal investigations, conducted disciplinary hearings for inmates, and served as the P.R.E.A. Coordinator.

Major Lee was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010, and he continued to serve as the Facility Investigator. In 2016 he was promoted to Captain and managed the Operation Bureau at the Detention Facility. During April of 2018 the command structure of the Department of Detention was reorganized, and Ed was promoted to Major and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Detention.

Major Lee is married to Sabrina and they have two sons. Bailey is 21 and serves in the United States Coast Guard, and Zachery is 14 and attends Chiles High School.