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Evidence and Procedure in the Administration of Justice (Administration of Justice Series)
John Wiley & Sons Inc  More Info

About the Leon County Sheriff’s Office:

The Sheriff is an elected Constitutional Law Enforcement Official in the State of Florida. Statutory authority for the Office of Sheriff is found in Section 30.15 F. S. S. As such, the Sheriff has broad law enforcement authority and is the "chief law enforcement officer" in each county.  The Leon County Sheriff's Office was formed in 1842. Since that time there have been 21 Sheriff's; Larry Campbell is the 22nd Sheriff. The Agency employs in excess of 600 employees.


The office of the Sheriff consists of the Sheriff, Majors, Chief Administrative Officer, Office of Legal Counsel, Administrative Investigations Bureau, Office of Quality Assurance and the Public Information Officer. The Majors are the Directors over the Law Enforcement, Corrections and Support Services Divisions.  The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for the Administration Division.   The Office of Legal Counsel provides legal advice and counsel to the Sheriff and Sheriff's Employees in such areas as criminal law, civil law, administrative law and employment law. The Administrative Investigations Bureau processes citizens complaints involving alleged violations of regulations by deputies.  They investigate the citizen's complaint and forward a recommendation to the sheriff. The Office of Quality Assurance is managed by an accreditation management and staff inspections. The Public Information Officer is responsible for handling the media concerns and disseminating news releases.




W. Kenneth Katsaris began his law enforcement career in 1962 when he joined the St. Petersburg Police Department.  During the next two decades he would serve with the Tallahassee Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol before being elected as the Sheriff of the Leon County Sheriff’s Department.  W. Kenneth Katsaris has been an academy instructor as well as a lecture.  He has a BA and MS in Criminology.  W. Kenneth katsaris is the author of Evidence and Procedure in the Administration of Justice.

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