Your Child Protective Investigators

MEET YOUR CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATORS

The Child Protection Investigations Unit is commanded by Sergeant Ben Dowdy. 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.

Michele Carroll Michele Carroll
Child Protection Unit Manager
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Lisa Chamblee Lisa Chamblee
QA and Training Manager
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Tuyen Johnston Tuyen Johnston
Child Protection Investigations Supervisor
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Jessica Martin Jessica Martin
Acting Child Protective Investigations Supervisor
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Jud Boyd Jud Boyd
Child Protective Investigator
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Edward Jones Edward Jones
Child Protective Investigator
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Annie Spence Annie Spence
Child Protective Investigator
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Dianna Holeyfield Dianna Holeyfield
Child Protective Investigator
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Jaclyn Coatney Jaclyn Coatney
Child Protective Investigator
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Virginia Brindley Virginia Brindley
Child Protective Investigator
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Aubrey Lambert Aubrey Lambert
Child Protective Investigator
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Austin Burkett Austin Burkett
Child Protective Investigator
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Kathy Smith Kathy Smith
Investigative Support Analyst