Captain Herman E. Whaley, Jr. “Chuck,” 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 prosecutorial authorities; serve as professional, honest and honorable witnesses in depositions and court; and empowers and educates victims of crime.

Herman E. Whaley, Jr. “Chuck”



Persons Crimes

The Sheriff’s Office conducts very aggressive investigations of crimes that involve the death or injury of another individual.  These detectives also track felons, sex offenders and sexual predators to ensure their compliance with Florida Statutes.

For more information on Sex Offender Registration, please contact 850-745-7182


Property Crimes

This section has the primary investigative responsibility for theft type offenses related to the taking of money or property without the threat of or use of force.  Investigators in this unit work a variety of challenging crimes including burglaries and thefts.



This section of CID enforces the controlled substance laws of the State of Florida and the United States and brings to the criminal justice system those individuals, organizations and principle members of organizations involved in the growing, manufacture, possession or distribution of controlled substances in Wakulla County, Florida.  This most often involves the investigation and preparation for the prosecution of violators of controlled substance laws found in chapter 893 of the Florida Statutes.  It also involves the seizure and forfeiture of assets derived from, traceable to, or intended to be used for illicit drug trafficking.  The Narcotics section of CID is committed to the coordination and cooperation with other local, state and federal law enforcement officials on mutual drug enforcement efforts.


Crime Scene/Evidence

(850-745-7196 or 850-745-7196)

The Crime Scene Unit is called to the scene of crimes to examine and collect evidence, record the scene and insure that evidence is processed properly.  The integrity of this unit is essential to the successful prosecution of criminal cases. The responsibility of the Evidence section includes receiving, storing and the release of property.  Strict Florida Statutes govern the maintenance and disposal of property and must be followed at all times.

Pick up of property is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.