West District Captain Casale Bio
Captain Casale began his law enforcement career in 2000 as a Military Police Officer in the U.S. Army.
In 2001, during his military service, he was deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Honorably discharged after serving four years in the Army, Robert Casale was subsequently hired by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and was assigned to West District Patrol.
After serving in the Patrol Bureau, Casale was selected for a position within the Narcotics Unit where he spent eight years working in an undercover capacity. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant within the Special Investigations Division and supervised both the Intelligence/Gang Unit and the Narcotics Team.
Casale was then assigned to the Major Crimes Unit, supervising detectives in Homicide/Violent crimes and within the Special Victims Unit. In 2014, then-Sergeant Casale was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and returned to the Narcotics Unit as the Assistant Unit Commander.
Robert Casale was a member of our SWAT Team for ten years, serving as both an operator and explosive breacher. He served as a Team Leader for his last three years on the Team.
Captain Casale enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three children. He is actively involved in coaching his children in several different sports.