Your Child Protective Investigators

MEET YOUR CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATORS

The Child Protection Investigations Unit is commanded by Bart Smith. The Child Protection Investigations Unit is comprised of specially trained investigators dedicated to protecting the children of Walton County. Child Protective Investigators look into each and every report of child abuse, neglect or abandonment reported to the Florida Abuse Hotline.

If you would like to report child abuse, neglect or abandonment, please call the Florida Abuse Hotline.

Florida Abuse Hotline:

  • 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)

If you have any questions about current child abuse, neglect or abandonment cases, please contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Child Protection Investigations Unit at (850) 307-5139 or reach out to the Child Protective Investigator assigned to the case.

Chris Brace
Child Protection Unit Manager
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Barry Lee
Child Protective Investigations Supervisor
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Jud Boyd
Child Protective Investigations Supervisor
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Lisa Jeffries
Child Protective Investigations Trainer
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Jada Joseph
Senior Child Protective Investigator
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Edward Jones
Child Protective Investigator
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Jessica Martin
Child Protective Investigator
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Lee Berry
Child Protective Investigator
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Candice Jones
Child Protective Investigator
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Annie Spence
Child Protective Investigator
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Jaclyn Coatney
Child Protective Investigator
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Dianna Holeyfield
Child Protective Investigator
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Christi Heitger
Child Protective Investigator
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