The Street Crimes Unit was created by Sheriff to fight criminal activity at the street level within Lake County. Unit members are responsible for conducting proactive patrol and criminal investigations. The Street Crime Unit also assists and coordinates with other departmental units and law enforcement agencies utilizing a geographically based enforcement strategy involving investigations of all crimes against persons and property.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit is comprised of experienced proactive deputies who possess the ability to adapt to the ever-changing atmosphere and mode of operations of criminal elements within Lake County. The deputies assigned to the unit typically concentrate on quality of life crimes such as, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, prostitution, criminal gang activity, property crimes, theft, burglary, violent crime (robbery, assaults, etc.) and street level narcotic offenses. Unit members gather intelligence, make arrests and in actuality saturate specifically targeted areas to combat crime. The goal of the Street Crimes Unit is to reduce crime and to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Lake County.