Major 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 went back to the Academy and received his Law Enforcement Standards, commonly referred to as “Dual Certification.”  While working at the jail, Lee also began working in the Booking Unit, and in 1990 he was promoted to Team Leader of the newly formed Intake Classification and Release (I.C.R.) Unit. 

In 1993, 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, Lee was transferred to the Case Management Unit and oversaw the operations of the Classification and the Court Services section of the jail.  In 2008, Edward 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.

Lee was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010, and he continued to serve as the Facility Investigator.  In 2016, he was promoted to Captain and currently oversees the Operation Bureau at the Detention Facility, which includes Booking, Releasing, Court Services and Case Management.

Edward is married to Sabrina and they have two sons.  Bailey, 20 attends Tallahassee Community College and Zachary, 12 attends Deer Lake Middle School.