1201 Main Street, Sebastian, FL 32958
Non-Emergency: (772) 589-5233
This division is responsible for all investigative needs, including person's crimes, property crimes, economic crimes, narcotic investigations, crime scene investigations, skydive fatalities, and new applicant background investigations. One detective is assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's task force. This division is also responsible for tracking the city's sexual offenders, intelligence gathering, pawn shop inspections, evidence collection and storage, and the release of public information to the media. Additionally, one detective is currently responsible for the security and special functions at the city's airport.
Detectives closely monitor convicted sex offenders and predators within the City of Sebastian. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains a searchable database on Sexual Predators and Offenders.
The Investigations Division is staffed by sworn officers and one civilian support employee. The division is currently supervised by Lieutenant Constantine Savvidis and Detective Sergeant Todd Finnegan and the full-time staff includes Detective John Grimmich, Detective Melissa Garrison, Detective Marc Maison, Detective Ken McDonough, and civilian Crime Scene Technician Colleen Coppola.
The Investigations Division is usually staffed with veteran officers who have proven themselves in other aspects of law enforcement. There are always members on-call and ready to respond to many different emergencies and investigations that require immediate responses. Furthermore, they receive advanced training in multiple facets of law enforcement as they are responsible for investigations of all types.
Being a detective requires an officer to be a self-starter. The knowledge and experience gained from being an investigator allows officers to broaden their careers into other fields in law enforcement to include supervision.
The Evidence Unit receives, catalogs, and stores property that is of evidentiary value (relating to criminal matters) as well as property that is found, abandoned, and/or forfeited. The Evidence Unit is responsible for the security and control of all of the property that is in the custody of the department. This is critically important in supporting investigations, helping to guarantee successful prosecution at criminal or civil trials, and facilitating the timely return of property to its rightful owners. The Evidence Unit is staffed by one full time Technician who is also responsible for processing crime scenes.