Special Investigations (VICE)
Organized Crime Unit
This unit conducts in-depth, long term drug investigations focusing on organized mid-level drug dealers up through drug smugglers. Detectives also investigate alien smuggling.
Detectives in this unit are highly trained and utilize advanced surveillance and monitoring equipment to perform their job function. The cases investigated commonly cross outside of Martin County's jurisdiction, therefore, detectives are tasked with coordinating muti-agency investigations involving local and federal law enforcement agencies. These agencies include:
- All three bordering counties
- Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)
- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
- Homeland Security (HSI)
Street Crimes Unit
The Street Crimes Unit targets local street drug sellers and any other form of organized street crimes within Martin County. This team is responsible for drug buy-busts, video buys, undercover operations and all vice crime operations.
The Martin County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Section also executes search warrants in order to seize drug stashes and the proceeds of drug transactions. The detectives in this section are highly trained in the operation of surveillance equipment and conducting undercover operations.
211 Palm Beach & Treasure Coast
211 is a confidential, community helpline and crisis hotline service providing immediate guidance and support for individuals and families who find themselves without answers to problems they may face on a daily basis.
An array of support and assistance, including information; assessment; advocacy; referral; and linkage to appropriate community agencies, as well as telephone counseling, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention is provided. As the central gateway to health and human services, 211 collects, maintains, and makes available up-to-date resource information via phone, text, email, website, printed guides and directories.
People contact 211 for many reasons. Some simply need a phone number to a community program, while others call because they need to talk over a problem. Every call to 211 is considered unique and monitored by a trained, caring and empathetic specialist. These Resource Specialists are here for you 24-hours a day every day of the year. They are not here to judge you or tell you what to do. They are here to listen and provide information to assist you in times of stress and trouble.
Dialing 211 is a starting point for making a connection to community services dealing with
- Family Counseling
- Relationship Problems
- Alcohol/Drug Abuse
- Parenting Problems
- Child Care
- Health Insurance
- Emergency Food
- Financial Problems
- Domestic Violence
- and much more. . .