Senior Commander Steve Cole
Sr. Commander Cole has been awarded the Flagler County's "Crime Stopper" of the Year award twice by Crime Stoppers of North East Florida. He served as Vice President and on the Board of the Florida Gang Investigators Association for 7 years. He has been qualified by the courts and has provided testimony as a "expert" in the area of Youth Gangs.
He has volunteered as a coach with the Police Athletic League in the sports of baseball and football, and previously served as a Commissioner of Pop Warner Football.
Sr. Commander Cole holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Flagler College and is an adjunct professor at St. John's River State College.
Sr. Commander Cole was reassigned from Investigative Services Division to the head of the Neighborhood Services Divison in April 2015
The Neighborhood Services division is the largest division within the Sheriff's Office. It is made up of sworn deputies who are assigned to such areas as patrol, special operations, and traffic enforcement and training.
The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing full-time law enforcement services to the city of Palm Coast, and all unincorporated areas of Flagler County. The Uniform Patrol Section is the backbone of the agency and is the most visible section at the Sheriff's Office.
The squads are Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta and they each work 12 hour shifts to ensure maximum coverage of the county. The squads are made up of a patrol sergeant, a corporal and zone deputies.
The zone deputies handle the majority of the calls for service that the Sheriff's Office responds to each year. These deputies are specially trained and equipped with cutting edge technology allowing them to handle all situations which may affect our community. The Sheriff's Office prides itself on providing our citizens with the highest level of law enforcement services.