About the Lee County Sheriff’s
The Lee County Sheriff's Office headquarters
is located at 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida. There are
several Sheriff's Office districts, each with an office. Resident deputies are
also assigned to Boca Grande and Captiva islands. The Sheriff is defined as a "constitutional officer" and derives his legal
authority from the Constitution of the State of Florida. The Sheriff is vested
with the ability to appoint and direct deputies who will act in his name and office to enforce the appropriate and applicable
laws of the State of Florida. Those deputies of the Lee County Sheriff's Office
who are Certified Law Enforcement officers must maintain a thorough working knowledge of the laws they enforce and the underlying
principals from which they emanate.
The Office of the Sheriff of Lee County,
Florida, has a duty to enforce both the Florida State Constitution and Florida State Statutes, and to provide for the security,
safety and wellbeing of its citizens. This is accomplished through the delivery of law enforcement services, the operation
of the Lee County Jail, and the provision of court security. The Office of the
Sheriff functions as the Executive Officer of the court.
There are five (5) distinct operational
units under the Sheriff known as Bureaus (please see links to the left). Each
Bureau is comprised of divisions, sections and units with specific functions and responsibilities. In addition, the Chief Deputy has been assigned the direct responsibility of several operational units
under the direction of the Sheriff.