Investigations Division

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 and another is assigned as a part-time member of the Drug Enforcement Administration'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.


Access the FDLE Sexual Predator & Offenders Database


The Investigations Division is staffed by seven sworn officers and one civilian support employee. The division is currently supervised by Sergeant Tim Wood and the full-time staff includes Detective John Grimmich, Detective Rich Snell, Detective Pete Miller, Detective Todd Finnegan, Detective Mike Brandes, and civilian Crime Scene Technician Colleen Coppola. Additionally, there is a part-time officer assigned to narcotic investigations.


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.

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