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Sheriff Carmine Marceno

Thanks for visiting the Lee County Sheriff’s Office home page. I can’t tell you how excited and humbled I am to serve as your Sheriff.

Keeping you safe is my number one priority. That means having only the best law enforcement team you can find. We are forward thinkers, innovative and effective in every aspect of this agency.

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Thefts at gas stations, across the United States, remain a concern for law enforcement. Like many other crimes of opportunity, an unlocked vehicle with personal items in sight makes for[…]

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Our office has received reports regarding a recent crime trend, occurring around the county, that involves disconcerting similarities. My detectives have determined that property owners, using certain online rental websites[…]

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According to information received from the Federal Trade Commission, “impersonation scams” topped their 2022 list for most frequently reported fraudulent activity. With tax time upon us, we are anticipating reports[…]

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The #teamLCSO Marine Unit might be all smiles, but they're taking your safety seriously! Don't get caught slippin' on the water this holiday weekend! #marineunit #MemorialDay #boating ... See MoreSee Less
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Supporting our veterans and their dedication to our country is a great honor for Sheriff Carmine Marceno. Freedom isn’t free and we must thank veterans for their sacrifices. Take a moment to thank a veteran this weekend. Remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day is upon us and we must remember the importance of this holiday. Those that didn’t make it home will be honored and remembered. 🇺🇸 🫡 ... See MoreSee Less
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Paradise on Fort Myers Beach from #teamLCSO Aviation Unit. Stay safe this Memorial Day weekend, Lee County! 🇺🇸 🏝️ ... See MoreSee Less
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#teamLCSO Community Response Unit attended the Veterans of Bass Pro Shops event at Gulf Coast Town Center. Lt. Angelo Vaughn, whom served for 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, led the Pledge of Allegiance 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less
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🚤 SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY 🚤 Marine Unit Lt. Christopher NyceHis love of the water began as a child during fishing adventures on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Working on fishing boats during high school and after graduating, one day Christopher Nyce was awed by a massive U.S. Coast Guard Cutter he saw and quickly signed up. A 10-year enlistment as a Coastie followed, but a fortuitous meeting during boot camp helped shape the rest of Chris’s professional life. He met LCSO Training Lieutenant Tim Galloway in the early days of Coast Guard training and the two bonded as friends. By the time Nyce finished his service, Galloway was already a Deputy with LCSO. “I visited him here in Fort Myers and he let me know that the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was a great career path,” said Nyce. After completing the academy in 2001, Nyce worked road patrol in the West District. He joined SWAT a few years later, and the LCSO Marine Unit in 2006. “We had a few boats in the Marine Unit when I got here, mostly fishing boats and a Carolina skiff,” he recalled. “But even then our emphasis was on boating safety, search and rescue, and protecting wildlife.”Now supervising a staff of seven, Lt. Nyce has seen the unit grow exponentially in terms of equipment as well as the scope of its mission. LCSO’s Marine Unit now boasts 14 boats – including a 36-foot Silver Ship with 900 horsepower -- plus two jet skis, underwater drones, and state-of-the-art sonar and navigation equipment.“I’ve seen this unit evolve into the monster it is now,” Nyce said with a laugh. “We have a great team here and these guys love what they do. They don’t complain; even with all the long days and nights we all put in after Hurricane Ian.”It was post-Ian that the Marine Unit was at its busiest. Search and rescues, wellness checks, ferrying supplies and personnel to the barrier islands, assessing damage, body recovery, and helping clear waterways of debris were among the tasks.“I’m kind of a weather nerd so I felt Ian was going to come right over us even when projections showed it going further north,” Lt. Nyce said. “Fortunately, we were prepared in terms of getting all our equipment and boats safely stored before it hit. Afterward, we were non-stop for about three weeks straight. It was surreal that this was really happening to us, but we understood the seriousness of it and that our county had changed forever.”This Memorial Day Weekend, the unit’s emphasis is on boating safety. Although hundreds of vessels were destroyed by the hurricane, Nyce noted new boat registrations have increased significantly in recent months. Along with the Fourth of July and Labor Day, this weekend is traditionally the busiest for boat traffic in Lee County’s waterways.Lt. Nyce is also a team leader on LCSO’s Waterborne Strike Team, which practices armed ship boarding, hostage rescues, and stealth swimming among other endeavors.“I’m really pleased that Sheriff Carmine Marceno has given us the equipment and backing we need to do the job we do,” he said. “I think we play an important role in Lee County for everything from boating safety, to protecting manatees and wildlife, to the rescue missions we undertake. I love the Marine Unit and what it has become.” ... See MoreSee Less
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LCSO benefits plans are designed to ensure the health, satisfaction and peace of mind for every member of our team as they contribute their knowledge and skills to helping us serve our community. They consist of FRS retirement plans, LCSO Self-Funded Health Insurance Plan along with an employee health clinic and life insurance. In addition, employees begin accruing sick, vacation, and personal time on their first day of employment.

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