PASCO COUNTY, FL. – Pasco Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Chris Nocco announced today that PSO has arrested a former Child Protective Investigator, Jennifer Lewis, 29, for falsifying reports.
According to Sheriff Chris Nocco, Lewis was reported immediately by her trainee, upon the trainee noticing that the member’s notes did not match the member’s actions in the case, highlighting the culture of active bystandership at PSO.
“We applaud the trainee that immediately alerted supervisors to the CPI’s falsifications,” said Sheriff Nocco.
Supervisors then took immediate action and investigated all of Lewis’ cases to ensure the safety of the children involved. CPI Lewis was ultimately arrested for two cases of falsifying records.
“She was a child protection investigator. Her role is to protect children, like all of them and that’s probably one of the toughest roles in our organization, it’s what those women and men do day in and day out, protecting those kids,” said Sheriff Nocco.
PSO’s CPI unit has multiple quality assurance measures in place to ensure CPIs are conducting thorough investigations.
Quarterly quality reviews are conducted to those investigated to determine if CPIs provide resolutions on cases investigated by this CPI. PSO’s CPI unit is also transitioning to the use of body-worn cameras, just like our deputies.
PSO is believed to be one of the first in the country to do so. Protecting Pasco’s children and connecting citizens to resources is a priority at PSO and we hold our members to the highest standards.
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