The Investigations Section consists of the Investigations Unit and the Narcotics Enforcement Team. Detectives and Investigators are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on a rotation basis, to respond to emergency investigative needs, but are normally available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The primary function of the Investigations Unit is to conduct follow-up investigations of crimes reported by Road Patrol. Cases are reviewed by an Investigative Supervisor and screened for solvability factors. Cases meeting the required solvability factor are then assigned to specialized Sections of the investigations unit based on the type of crime. Members of CID work in conjunction with the Crime Analysis Unit and the community in order to solve crimes and create a safer community for the citizens of Flagler County.
Crimes Against Persons
This unit conducts investigations on homicides, sexual assault/battery, child abuse, armed robbery, missing persons, and crimes against the elderly. This Unit often works with outside agencies including the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Family Advocacy Center, and Children and Family Services.
Property Crimes Section
This unit conducts follow up investigations on burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, fraud, identity theft, forgery, and embezzlement. The Property Crimes Section strives to identify and arrest property crime suspects and recover the property taken.
Narcotics Enforcement Team
The Narcotics Enforcement Team is located within the Investigative Services and is made up of five detectives and a supervisor. The team is responsible to investigate all drug related complaints including organized crime, drug trafficking organizations, money laundering, pharmaceutical drug diversion and prostitution. The Narcotics enforcement team conducts follow up investigations generated by citizen complaints as well as patrol officers and generates primary investigations by utilizing technology and confidential informants. The unit is involved in every aspect of a drug investigation including street level drug purchases, marijuana grow operations, and clandestine lab investigations.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and has one narcotics detective assigned to the Tri-County Task Force. The Tri-County Task Force is made up of members from Law Enforcement Agencies with St. John’s, Putnam, and Flagler Counties.
The Sheriff’s Office is also a member of a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force and has one narcotics detective assigned to the Task Force. The DEA Task Force works with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office to investigate upper level Drug Trafficking Organizations where the jurisdictional boundaries lead outside of the Tri-County area.
Crime Analysis Unit
The Crime Analysis Unit processes and examines data that is collected from reports on a daily basis. This information is compiled, collated, and analyzed in order to identify areas of criminal activity so that strategies may be implemented to heighten patrol activity. Additionally, the Unit disseminates statistical data to other Sections within the Sheriff’s Office that assists with administrative strategies.