Meet Detention Deputy Johnitha Simmons

Detention Deputy Johnitha Simmons was born in Los Angeles, California. At four years old, she and her mother moved to Clewiston, Florida where she still resides today. Deputy Sheriff Simmons graduated from Clewiston High School in 2001. She later enrolled in Palm Beach State College and earned her A.A. Degree in 2005. Wanting to eventually […]

HCSO warns about Scams

Lately, the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints from citizens who are getting telephone calls from Scammers trying to gain access to their hard earned cash. These crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. Here are a few facts and tips to protect yourself and others: • […]

What is National Night Out

National Night Out is the nation’s “Night Out” against crime. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, residents are encouraged to join with their neighbors to have a neighborhood block party, ice cream social or other outdoor event to build neighborhood spirit and unity – which is the first defense against crime. Research shows […]

Meet HCSO Sgt. Kristy Schott

Kristy Schott was born and raised in New York. At the age of 17, she and her mom moved to Fort Myers. She attended Cypress Lake High School and later graduated in 2002. As soon as she was finished with high school, Sgt. Schott felt a connection to the public service industry. Although she had […]

Meet Nicki Hunt a member of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office

Nicki Hunt was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. She grew up in Belle Glade, Florida where she graduated from Glades Day School in 2005. While in high school, Hunt worked as a hostess at Black Gold Steakhouse. She also worked part-time at PNC Bank in the bank’s records department. After graduation, she was promoted […]

LaBelle man arrested on drug charges

On June 28, after being made aware of drugs in the home, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a residence on Kissimmee Ave. in LaBelle with a search warrant. Upon arrival to the residence deputies made contact with the occupants of the home, which included 28 year old, Tavares Simmons. Deputies searched the home […]

Meet Hendry County Deputy Mike Moore

Deputy Mike Moore was raised in Dade County, Florida and the Florida Keys. At the young age of 17, Moore left high school and joined the United States Marine Corps. While enlisted, he spent nearly three years in Combat Arms Artillery. After returning to the United States in January of 1966, Moore was ordered to […]

Meet Cory Mundy a Certified Evidence Specialist for HCSO

Cory Mundy was born in Atwater, CA at Castle Air Force Base and moved with his family to LaBelle, at the young age of two. He graduated from LaBelle High School in 2006, and then immediately enrolled at Edison Community College. While there he earned his A.A. Degree utilizing the Curtis Scholarship. Mundy used this […]

Click It or Ticket

As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden and members of the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office are urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning May 22, 2017, Hendry County Deputies along with thousands of other law enforcement agencies across the nation will be out in full force, taking part […]

Meet Deputy Blendsoe of the HCSO

Deputy Blendsoe was born and raised in Arcadia, FL. After graduating from Desoto High School he went to work at G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital for 10 years as a psychiatric nursing aide. Needing a change, Blendsoe then started working with a security company for two years. In 1986, after realizing that he really enjoyed […]