The Sumter County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations and Forensic Services Division is staffed with highly skilled, dedicated men and women who are devoted to solving crime in their community. With an emphasis on the use of physical evidence, cutting edge forensic science techniques and emerging technology, the Division boasts a clearance rate of solved crimes much higher than the state average.
The Criminal Investigations and Forensic Services Division are divided into five Units:
The Detectives and Technicians assigned to these squads receive specialized training in their chosen fields of expertise.
In addition to investigative duties, the Detectives assigned to the Career Criminal Squad are responsible for the monitoring and registration of Sexual Offenders, Sexual Predators, and convicted felons living in Sumter County.
All squads, with the exception of the Narcotics/V.I.C.E. Squad, can be reached by calling (352) 569-1680. The Narcotics/V.I.C.E. Squad can be reached at (352) 793-1256.
The Victim's Advocate is also assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. The Advocate ensures victims receive the counseling and compensation that many crime victims are entitled to receive.