Located near the world’s largest open-water estuary, the Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center (TBROC) provides investigative and forensic services to eight coastal and inland counties in West Central Florida. The region is home to a number of major tourist attractions like Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and the Lowery Park Zoo and a variety of professional sports teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Tampa Bay Rays, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Tampa Bay Storm, as well as MacDill Air Force base located in the area. The counties in the region also offer sports and nature enthusiasts beautiful river paddling opportunities and Gulf water fishing adventures. TBROC is committed to the prevention and resolution of crime and creating a sense of community awareness pertaining to criminal justice issues and responds to public safety concerns that compromise the health and safety of the surrounding urban communities.
While investigative assistance to the region’s local / state law enforcement agencies and four judicial circuits covers a variety of criminal activity, TBROC’s primary criminal investigations involve cases related to economic crime/fraud, violent crime/major drugs, public integrity, cyber/high tech crime, domestic security, and intelligence (which includes the Regional Intelligence Center). TBROC’s crime laboratory offers forensic services to local law enforcement and state attorneys that include the following disciplines: Biology, Firearms, Latent Prints, Impression Evidence (shoe/tire), Trace, Chemistry, and Digital Evidence Management.

Internship Responsibilities

A TBROC 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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