The Public Affairs Office strives to be responsive and professional in its activities. We act in full compliance with the Florida Public Records Law and in the best interests of the agency, the news media, and the people of Lee County. Routine media inquiries and records requests are handled as expeditiously as possible during normal business hours.
This office handles all media inquiries, issues news releases, responds to public records by members of the media, coordinates agency social media, special projects and other communications.
The office is staffed Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at our Main Headquarters off Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. For general media inquiries, please contact the Public Affairs Office at 239.477.1340. To contact the Public Affairs Office via email contact us at PublicInformationOffice@sheriffleefl.org
AFTER HOURS POLICY
Written records, including arrest affidavits and offense reports, are not available after hours. Staff will not have information readily available regarding non-fatal vehicle crashes, routine arrests, crimes not resulting in death or critical injury, or the status of cases that are not considered breaking news.
Should there be a high profile or large scale incident after hours, on holidays or weekends the media will be notified in the form of a press release.