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Partners

Collaboration in Cold Case

Sheriff Sadie Darnell, Chair (Alachua County)

    Florida Sheriff's Association
    Cold Case Review Team

    The CCRT Committee is an inter-disciplinary approach for reviewing the available information and evidence from homicide and selected missing persons cases that have not yet been solved. A committee of subject matter experts reviews the available information, presented by case officers from the submitting agency, and offers investigative advice based on their expertise and newly emerging scientific technology. 

    Homicide clearance rates decreased from 91% in 1965 to 63% in 2007. While numerous theories related to what caused this change exist, in the early 60s most homicide cases involved individuals who knew one another.  By the mid-90s, 53% of all murders were between strangers, making them more difficult to solve.

    Link to Submit a Case For Review: https://www.flsheriffs.org/publications/entry/florida-sheriffs-association-announces-cold-case-review-team

IFAAS Regional & National Partners

    Alachua County Sheriff's Office
    Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay
    FBI
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
    Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS)
    Florida Sheriff's Association (FSA)
    Hernando County Sheriff's Office
    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
    Medical Examiner Offices of the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th and 13th Districts
    NAACP
    National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
    National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
    Pasco County Sheriff's Office
    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
    Polk County Sheriff's Office
    St. Petersburg Police Department
    Sumter County Sheriff's Office
    Tampa Police Department
    Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association (TBACPA)
    Temple Terrace Police Department