Sexual Offender Program
In January of 2000 the Orange County Sheriff's Office established a program to deal with the ever-growing population of Sexual Offenders and Sexual Predators residing in Orange County. This was initially implemented as a program. In January of 2001, the Sheriff's Office recognized the need to form a full-time squad and formed the Sexual Offender Surveillance Squad to monitor and track the Sexual Offender and Sexual Predator population in Orange County.
Sexual Offender Surveillance Squad
Currently the Sexual Offender Surveillance Squad monitors 1,989 designated Sexual Offenders and Sexual Predators and investigates any violations of their statutory requirements. The squad regularly works with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the United States Marshal's Service to identify and apprehend absconders from Florida as well as those from other states attempting to relocate here undetected.