Support Services Division

The Support Services Division of the Stuart Police Department is comprised of one Captain, three Sergeants, and two civilian coordinators.

The Support Services division is commanded by Captain Derek Ortado and is comprised of the following units: 

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Professional Standards
  • Code Enforcement
  • Community Policing

Criminal Investigations Division (CID)

The CID of the Stuart Police Department is led by a Detective Sergeant. He has three general assignment detectives and one detective assigned to crime scene investigation and evidence management. The main function of the CID is to investigate serious crimes within the city limits. Detectives are assigned to work a variety of cases to include:

  • Aggravated assaults
  • Aggravated batteries
  • Burglaries
  • Cold case review (unsolved homicides)
  • Counterfeiting
  • Death investigations
  • Embezzlement
  • Frauds
  • Identity theft
  • Robberies
  • Sexual assaults
  • Suicides
  • Traffic-related fatalities

Professional  Standards / Community Policing

Professional standards oversees hiring and equipment within the police department while community policing works to build lasting relationships with the citizens we serve. 

Code Enforcement

Code enforcement is supervised by one civilian coordinator and four code enforcement officers. These officers work to make sure to make sure citizens are following local ordinances.