The Agricultural Division has evolved into an investigative position. When originally founded the main duties of the Agricultural Division were patrol related and handling livestock out calls. The Agricultural Division (AG) is responsible for the following: investigating agricultural related crimes, responding to livestock out complaints while on duty, investigating animal neglect, temporary fencing repair, maintaining the AG ID program, patrolling areas of the county where normal patrol deputies cannot go, handling livestock impoundments, maintaining marine assests and various agricultural equipment. A substantial part of their patrol efforts is focused on agricultural and farm land in an effort to deter and prevent theft of property. Through frequent contacts with ranchers and farmers the Agricultural Deputies are able to maintain a positive rapport within the agricultural community.
Through proactive patrols, and within their purview, the Agricultural Deputies work with ranchers in an effort to ensure the health of livestock within the county.
|Detective Joseph Santos||Lieutenant Jose Raya||Detective Matthew Plymale|
|863-993-4700 ext: 2287||863-993-4700 ext: 2248||863-993-4700 ext: 2255|
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266