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Sheriff's Office
400 S. Eucalyptus St.
Sebring, Florida 33870
P: 863-402-7200
F: 863-402-7296
Jail Location
338 S. Orange St.
Sebring, Florida 33870
P: 863-402-7201
F: 863-402-7271

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Law Enforcement Bureau

 Major Darin Hood has been a member of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office since 1999.  His previous positions include patrol deputy, field training deputy, school resourcCAPT DARIN HOODe deputy, detective, patrol sergeant, accreditation sergeant, detective sergeant, lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Unit, lieutenant in Internal Affairs, Lieutenant/Watch Commander in patrol, and most recently promoted to Captain of the Specialized Services Division and then in October 2017 Capt. Darin Hood was promoted to Major over the Law Enforcement Bureau.

Major Hood earned an Associate of Arts degree from South Florida Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, majoring in Criminology, and a Graduate Certificate from the University of Virginia in Criminal Justice Education.  He received his law enforcement certification from Santa Fe College, Gainesville. 

Major Hood is a Certified Public Manager, earning this certification in August 2012 through the Florida Center for Public Management, Florida State University.  Major Hood is also a graduate of the 11 week 274th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, graduating in December 2018.

The Law Enforcement Bureau is comprised of the following Divisions and Units: Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Operations, Specialized Services, Fleet Maintenance, and 911 Communications. This agency's Law Enforcement Bureau's responsibility includes 24-hour-a-day services. This Bureau provides full-service law enforcement for the visitors and residents of Highlands County, making our community a safe place to live, work and visit. The men and women of this Bureau are assigned to various Divisions and trained in the duties to respond to the needs of the community and public safety. As with all components of the Sheriff's Office, the Law Enforcement Bureau works to meet a high standard of professional service for the residents of Highlands County.

Click on links below for more information on a specific unit or division.

Operations Division
    Accreditation Unit
    Animal Services
    Consolidated Dispatch    
    K-9 /Environmental/Ag
    911 GIS Mapping

Uniform Patrol Division
 Criminal Investigations Division
     Criminal Investigations Unit
     Crime Scene Unit
     Property and Evidence Unit 
     Special Victims Unit

Special Operations Division
     Crime Suppression Unit
     COPS ADAPT Unit


Specialized Services Division
     Crime Prevention
     Fleet Maintenance
     Judicial Process Unit
     Radio Communications
     Training Unit
     Warrants Unit