The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety and welfare of Lee County’s students. Services are provided to students and schools by the Youth Services Division, the School Threat Enforcement Team, and the Community Response Unit.
Youth Services Division
The Youth Services Division is comprised of 74 School Resource Officers who provide services and security to 65 schools within the unincorporated portions of Lee County. School Resource Officers are experienced Deputy Sheriffs who are assigned in schools full-time to forge relationships with students and ensure that Lee County Schools remain a safe and secure learning environment. For questions or to reach a School Resource Officer, contact the Youth Services Division at (239) 258-3200.
Is your child in need of additional services and you don’t know where to turn? The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Student Resources Guide was created to connect families to community services.
School Threat Enforcement Team
Sheriff Carmine Marceno created the School Threat Enforcement Team (STET) in December 2021 to address the growing issue of threats being made to schools, particularly online.
STET personnel are based out of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Real Time Intelligence Center, and work closely with Youth Services Criminal Investigations Division Detectives to investigate threats to the safety of Lee County’s Schools.
The School Threat Enforcement Team is also responsible for providing intelligence support to the Youth Services Division with the mission of preventing violence in the school environment.
Community Response Unit
The Community Response Unit (CRU) provides presentations to community members, many of which involve information that may be beneficial to students and/or their families. To schedule a program, please contact CRU at 239-477-1CRU or CRU@sheriffleefl.org.
A minimum of two weeks’ notice is usually
necessary to acquire a speaker or arrange for a security assessment.
The following topics can be discussed/instructed:
R.A.P.I.D. Attention: High School Girls
Ages: 13 – 19
Have you ever thought about your personal safety and what you would do if you found yourself in a potentially dangerous situation? Do you know how to quickly assess and identify potential threats?
Don’t miss an opportunity to participate in this free seminar taught by specially trained sheriff’s office members and learn R.A.P.I.D.
R espond to a dangerous situation
A ssessment/Awareness Considerations
P rotect yourself (Environmental Considerations)
I dentify Defensive Strategies
D efensive application (last resort)
Participants aged 17 and under must have a waiver signed by a parent or adult, legal guardian. For more information or questions contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at CRU@SheriffLeeFL.org or 239-258-3280.
Quotes from participants: “Taking this class gave me not only useful techniques to get out of a situation, but helpful advice to stay out of situations in the first place.” “I found it both fun and interesting and I learned a lot more than I thought I would.” “The class was very interesting and the material was explained well. I like how if you messed up they helped you out.” “I want to be signed up for more.” “I was glad that I was able to practice the moves.”
Do the Right Thing
Do you know of a child who has exhibited positive behavior and excellent decision-making? The Do the Right Thing partnership between the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Lee County School District recognizes students who have displayed good behavior, noble citizenship, and community involvement. Click below to fill out and submit the nomination form electronically. Questions should be directed to the Do the Right Thing Coordinator Tony Schall at (239) 258-3215 or email@example.comDo the Right Thing Nominations