Criminal Investigations

Lieutenant John Heck

Lieutenant John Heck
Major Case Investigations Section Commander
7474 Utilities Road
Punta Gorda FL 33982
(941) 575-5361

  • Major Crimes Unit
  • Economic Crimes Unit
  • Cold Case Squad
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Evidence Unit
The units assigned to the Major Case Investigations Section are responsible for the investigation of crimes such as homicides, sexual battery, armed robbery, crimes against children, economic crimes and exploitation of the elderly, computer-related crimes and computer forensics, and identification and aggressive prosecution of career and habitual offenders.

Lieutenant Jill McBee Lieutenant Jill McBee
District Investigations Commander
3280 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte FL 33982
(941) 258-3900
  • District CID Units
  • Computer Crimes Unit
  • Agricultural Crimes Unit
Each of the four districts in the Sheriff's Office has its own Criminal Investigations unit. They fall under the supervision of the District Investigations Section. These detectives conduct the follow-up investigations on mostly property crimes, such as burglaries and thefts, but also for strong-armed robberies, missing persons cases and aggravated batteries. The Computer Crimes Unit investigates many computer related cases, performs forensic analysis on computers and also falls under the District Investigations Section. The Agricultural Crimes Unit works as a part of District 3 Criminal Investigations.

Narcotics Raid Lieutenant Rocco Casano
Special Investigations Section Commander
7474 Utilities Road
Punta Gorda FL 33982
(941) 575-2157
  • Narcotics Investigations Section
  • Street Crimes Unit
  • Fugitive Apprehension Unit
Narcotics offenses, by their nature, often require members to learn of and develop evidence of crimes by infiltrating an operation or associating with persons suspected of criminal activity. Therefore, covert operations for the control of narcotics, vice and/or organized crime violations are necessary. The Street Crimes Unit is a uniformed unit that specializes in street-level drug activity deterance and apprehension. The Fugitive Apprehension Unit serves many of the felony warrants issued in the county. All three units work closely together.

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