Situated at the western edge of the state, in the Florida Panhandle, the Pensacola Regional Operations Center (PROC) provides investigative and forensic services to 10 surrounding counties that include rural farm communities and coastal communities along the Gulf of Mexico. The Pensacola region is a military community with Eglin and Tyndall Air Force Bases and the home of the Blue Angels, the Naval Air Station Pensacola, located in close proximity. Tourists are drawn to the area to see the National Museum of Naval Aviation and to visit the areas beautiful beaches along the Emerald Coast. With a diverse population among the region, PROC is committed to the prevention and resolution of crime while at the same time, creating a sense of community awareness, pertaining to criminal justice issues that have a direct impact on the quality of life for citizens and visitors in the region.
While investigative assistance to the region’s local / state law enforcement agencies and two judicial circuits covers a broad spectrum of criminal activity, PROC’s primary criminal investigations involve cases related to violent crime, economic crime, organized criminal groups, missing children, public integrity, officer involved shootings and intelligence. PROC’s crime laboratory offers forensic services to local law enforcement and state attorneys that include the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Crime Scene, Evidence Management, Latent Prints, Photography and Questioned Documents.

Internship Responsibilities

A PROC internship will consist of duties such as observing search warrants, surveillance, an interrogative interview, an arrest, a court hearing, law enforcement training, U.S. or State attorney visits, an autopsy and other criminal justice duties. 

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