Captain Herman “Chuck” Whaley, Jr., 850-745-7181, leads the Criminal Investigations Division (CID).
CID professionally conducts thorough and complete criminal investigations; properly and transparently documents investigative efforts; properly collects, preserves and disposes of evidence; delivers quality cases to the State Attorney’s Office and other prosecuting authorities; serve as professional, honest and honorable witnesses in depositions and court; and empowers and educates victims of crime.
Captain Whaley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from Florida State University and has over 33 years of law enforcement experience at the local and federal level. Prior to employment with the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office (SO), Captain Whaley served 11 years with the Putnam County SO and then 21 years as a Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He retired from the DEA as Associate Special Agent in Charge in South Florida on September 30, 2016, and returned to his roots in Wakulla County. He is a fifth generation son of Wakulla County and is the second member of his family to work at the Wakulla County SO. His paternal grandfather’s brother, Deputy R.E. Whaley, worked at the Wakulla County SO and lived in the historic jail in Crawfordville from 1949 – 1971. Captain Whaley has led CID at the Wakulla County SO since January 6, 2017.