Captain Gizzi Bio
Captain Robert Gizzi began his career at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 2005 as a Patrol Deputy after 10 years of service as a Minneapolis Police Officer.
He has held a wide range of positions, including roles in Criminal Investigations, Major Crimes, Economic Crimes and the Bomb Squad Unit where he was a Certified Bomb Technician. He also was a Field Training Officer and Patrol Deputy. While in Minneapolis his duties also included Narcotics, Vice Investigations, Traffic Enforcement, Police Explorer Advisor and Community Policing.
He currently serves as Captain of the Public Affairs Office, consisting of Public Information, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, Video Production and Community Relations.
He holds an associate’s degree from North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota and has completed numerous advanced courses and certifications, including certification from the Force Science Institute in Force Science Analysis.
He is a military veteran, having served six years with the United States Army Reserves as a Track Vehicle Mechanic and Recovery Specialist. Captain Gizzi is married and has two sons, one of which works in the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Bureau. The other is in the United States Air Force.