Special Investigations Division
In 1998, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reorganized the Special Investigations
Division in an effort to aggressively suppress illegal narcotics trafficking being
conducted in Manatee County. In addition to narcotics investigations, the Division
has been compassionate to the concerns of the community and actively seeks to restore
the quality of life that has been jeopardized by the criminal element in these communities.
The Special Investigations Division is composed of four units, the Tactical Investigations
Unit, the Strategic Investigations Unit, the Intelligence Unit and the Corrections
Investigation and Intelligence Unit. The Division is also responsible for the Cannabis
Eradication operation that reports directly to the Commander.
In addition to these units, several detectives are assigned to the Federal Bureau
of Investigations Joint Terrorism Task Force ( JTTF), Florida Department of Law
Enforcement’s Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF), Drug Enforcement
Administration Task Force, Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Gulf Coast
Investigative Strike Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Task
Force. These partnerships and the development of these task forces are demonstrative
of the agency’s commitment to continue to form partnerships that will positively
impact crime in Manatee County.