Criminal Investigations Division
BSO's Criminal Investigations Division is the agency's central detective bureau for major crimes. Homicides, robberies, sexual offenses and other violent crimes against persons are investigated by detectives assigned to one of three primary sections:
Violent Crimes Section: includes the Violent Crimes Unit, Homicide Unit and Missing Persons Unit. These units investigate the most serious crimes that threaten society; aggravated assault, aggravated battery, stalking, kidnapping, attempted murder, homicide, arsons with injury/death, as well as the investigation of missing/vulnerable persons and our most dated and challenging cold cases.
Major Crimes Section: includes the Special Victims Unit, Robbery Unit, and Economic Crimes Unit. These units investigate an array of serious offenses that present a threat to the most vulnerable of society: abuse of children, the elderly/disabled, and animals, sexual crimes, domestic/dating violence, armed robbery, fraud/identity theft, unscrupulous contractors and the apprehension of society's most wanted fugitives.
Administrative Support Section: includes the Case Filing Unit, Victim Advocate Unit, Crime Scene Unit, Crime Lab and Career Criminal Unit. This section tracks and monitors sexual predators/offenders, and provides robust analytical and administrative support critical to the success of the Major and Violent Crimes Sections while utilizing the latest in computer and internet technologies.
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Captain Edward Sileo
Criminal Investigations Division
Captain Edward Sileo was promoted to Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division in August 2015.
Captain Sileo was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale and began his military law enforcement career in 1981 with the US Air Force. After his active service he became law enforcement officer for the City of Boca Raton Police Department in 1987 where he served as a patrolman and a detective assigned to the Burglary Apprehension Team. In 1990, Captain Sileo joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office serving as a Road Patrol Deputy, Burglary Detective and Selective Enforcement Team detective. In 1998, he was promoted to Sergeant and served in Criminal Investigations as the supervisor of the Career Criminal Unit for eight years.
He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2006 and was assigned as the Executive Lieutenant in the City of North Lauderdale, until his deployment with the US Air Force Reserves to Iraq where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Upon his return, he was assigned as the Administrative Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Division, overseeing the Crime Lab, Crime Scene, Evidence Control and District Detectives among other duties.
Captain Sileo is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Command Officer Development Course and the Nova Southeastern University Criminal Justice Institute Executive Leadership Program.