The History of Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Our agency has 1,037 sworn personnel and 484 civilian support employees who serve more than 600,000 residents and 4,8 million visitors annually. The Sheriff’s Office patrols 803 square miles of land and 238 square miles of inland waterways. The Commission on Accrediation for Law Enforcement accredited the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 1991 and awaraded us Flagship Status in 2010 for achieving and maintaining our accreditation for 15 or more continuous year.
Lee County is blessed with a pristine coastline great sport fishing, white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best shelling in the world. As such, it is a popular retirement and vacation destination. We are proud to provide professional law enforcement to out citizens and visitors and consider Lee County “Paradise.”
The History of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office currently has seven motor officers assigned to the Traffic Unit. They are comprised of one sergeant and six deputies. The Traffic Unit has a total of 23 deputies assigned to it. The motor units work weekdays which consist of Monday thru Thursday or Tuesday thru Friday. L.C.S.O.’s first motor units were in 1973 and consisted of four deputies. Over the years the size of the motor unit has varied, based on the needs of the sheriff’s office. Motors at one time were strictly patrol deputies, who answered calls for service that just happened to be riding motorcycles. Motors have transitioned to primarily being used for traffic enforcement and respond to crashes when needed. Motors also augment the patrol units when calls for service become excessive. Motors also work numerous parade functions; provide dignitary escorts and many other public functions. The deputies assigned to motors must successfully graduate from the two week motorcycle operator’s course and undergo quarterly training to maintain their certification.
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