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SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO

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LEE COUNTY SHERIFF, FL

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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The Home Front Heroes, Inc. was organized for charitable and educational purposes. The Home Front Heroes, Inc. shall provide charitable assistance and community outreach to the needy, the disabled, veterans, and youth, including crime prevention and animal welfare programs. It will provide crime prevention and public safety resources, especially in Lee County, Florida.

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FROM THE DESK OF SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO: SCAMMERS POSING AS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit has received reports indicating that Lee County residents have been receiving calls from criminals impersonating law enforcement officers. Victims are informed that[…]

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LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANIMAL CRUELTY TASK FORCE NEWSLETTER: NOVEMBER 2022

We’re hoping that our November LCSO Animal Cruelty Task Force Newsletter finds you and your family healthy and well following the storm. This month…Cape Coral Animal Shelter Veterinarian, Dr. Megan[…]

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LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANIMAL CRUELTY TASK FORCE NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2022

This month…Lehigh woman, who recently adopted a puppy, jailed for felony animal abuse, updates regarding Paco (found with mouth and paws taped), Dr. Megan Davis from the Cape Coral Animal[…]

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This afternoon, Sheriff Carmine Marceno hosted the annual Christmas party for our #teamLCSO family. This year’s party location was relocated due to Hurricane Ian, but that didn’t stop the fun. Family members (past and present) came together for BBQ, ice cream, a petting zoo, and a visit from Santa and the Grinch! Thank you, Sheriff Marceno, for bringing us together for a family-filled day of fun to celebrate this holiday season! 🎄 🎅 ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY ✨ SERGEANT JAMI NAJARRO Protecting those who cannot defend themselves, especially animals, has been a pillar of Sheriff Carmine Marceno’s tenure in Lee County. To that end, the Animal Cruelty Task Force investigates reports of animal cruelty, neglect or mistreatment, and helps educate the public on proper care for pets.Helping to lead that charge is Sgt. Jami Najarro, who started with LCSO in 2005 as a Community Service Aide and became an East District deputy in 2008. Promoted to Detective, she took the lead on a big case investigating aggravated animal cruelty involving a canine with its mouth duct-taped shut. When found, the dog was bleeding from puncture wounds on its chest and front paw while struggling to breathe. After recovering, the dog was adopted by Lt. Rich Castellon and later renamed “Chance” by Sheriff Marceno. Ultimately, Chance’s abuser was identified, arrested, and sentenced to prison.“Once I got a couple of other animal cases, it kind of became my new thing,” Najarro recalled. When promoted to Sergeant is 2020, she was named to the Animal Cruelty Task Force.“I’ve always loved animals so investigating these cases is difficult to do sometimes,” said Najarro. “To see the circumstances some people leave their pets in is tough. But the reward of our job is not only when we have a successful resolution from a criminal aspect, but also when we’re able to find good, loving homes for many of these animals.”Recently, Sgt. Najarro attained the status of Advanced Investigator – Level 2 from the National Animal Cruelty Investigation School. It’s part of her ongoing training and education within the ACTF.Thus far in 2022, the task force has responded to a total of 123 calls, including 22 involving livestock. While Hurricane Ian disrupted much of life in general in Lee County, Sgt. Najarro noted there was not a particular spike in distress calls as a result of the storm. “It helped that all of the shelters were animal-friendly,” she said. “Some pets were displaced but we didn’t see an alarming number and that’s largely due to people being able to bring their pets to the shelters.”While not the easiest part of the job – Najarro confesses apprehension about public speaking – the Lee County ACTF also helps educate the public, especially kids, about the responsibilities of pet ownership. “It’s important to give that information,” she explained. “Animals don’t have their choice to be your pets. Humans select their pets and because of that, you choose to care for them.”Another message ACTF hopes to impart to the public is a responsibility to report suspected cases of animal abuse and cruelty via email or phone. “They just need to contact us so that we can investigate,” Sgt. Najarro said. “That’s a point of emphasis and we have a lot of support. We have an amazing group of detectives and nothing stops us from doing our job to help animals who need us.” Lee County Sheriff's Office Animal Cruelty Task Force ... See MoreSee Less
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Update 12/3 at 5:39p: both boys were located safe. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office needs the community’s help in locating missing children from Lehigh Acres.Ryoiche Harrell (DOB 04/15/2011) and Pierre Relf (DOB 12/21/2007) were last seen on Friday at Harns Marsh Middle School. Ryochie is 4'8” tall, weighs about 85 pounds, and has black hair with brown eyes. He was wearing a green shirt and blue shorts. Pierre is 5’5” tall, weighs about 100 pounds, and has black hair with brown eyes. He was wearing a red shirt and khaki shorts. If you have any information regarding Ryoiche and Pierre’s whereabouts, please call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Marceno Motel has vacancy throughout the holiday season! We hope we don't see you next week! But, if we do, check-in is 24/7! ... See MoreSee Less
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