The Hendry County Sheriff's Office is working hard to ensure the safety of the people in our community through awareness and education.  

Human Trafficking is a growing problem worldwide and quickly becoming the most common criminal act, second only to drug trafficking. 

 In response to this growing crime the Hendry County Sheriff's Office has developed the Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) under the direction of Sgt. Hainley to address Human Trafficking issues.

 CLICK HERE to learn more about how YOU can make a difference by knowing the signs of Human Trafficking.

 If you are a victim or suspect someone may be a victim of Human Trafficking contact Sgt. Hainley at 863-674-5600 or 863-673-6045.

 If you would like free on-site training for your church, business or school contact Sgt Hainley to schedule.  

TOGETHER, we CAN make a difference!

What is Sextortion?

Sextortion — the act of threatening to share nude or explicit images — is more common than you may think, and cases affecting young children, teens and adults have increased exponentially in the past two years.

Not long ago, making prank calls was the worst trouble a group of teens could get into with a telephone. But today, predators use phones to stalk and blackmail teens on social media and dating apps.

Open lines of communication are the best defense against sextortion.  The embarrassment children feel from falling victim to these schemes often prevents them from coming forward to a parent, teacher, caregiver, or law enforcement; so, a single sextortion offender may have hundreds of undiscovered victims around the world.

We want to encourage parents and caregivers to have conversations with their children early on regarding their online activity.