Internal Affairs

The Internal Affairs (IA) detectives are Fact Finders that review and investigate complaints and allegations, in order to establish and maintain the confidence of the citizens of Leon County. These detectives protect the integrity and rights of agency members and protect the public from inappropriate behavior by members of the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

IA detectives investigate the following:

  • Inmate deaths (with the Persons Unit).
  • Inmate escapes.
  • Allegations of corruption and perjury.
  • Gross misconduct.
  • Allegations of the use of excessive force or brutality.
  • Use of lethal force.
  • Violations of civil rights.
  • Incidents requiring investigations that are lengthy, time consuming, involve multiple divisions/sections or when investigative resources are unavailable.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Harassment in the work place.
  • All other administrative investigations assigned by the Sheriff.

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.