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Sgt. Scott Reak

Sgt. Scott Reak oversees many aspects of Major Case.

Detective Irene Gray

Detective Irene Gray, graduated from the Florida Criminal Justice Standards for Law Enforcement at Pasco Hernando Community College, Gower’s Corner, FL in May 1999, and hired as a Patrol Deputy with Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in July 1999. She has been involved in several areas of Law Enforcement, to include Patrol, Field Training Officer, Crisis Response Team and Investigations. She has received specialized training in Homicide and Death Investigations, Hostage Negotiation, Crimes against the Elderly, Identity Thefts, and Financial Investigations. She joined the Major Case Section as an Economics Crimes Detective in 2005 where she specializes in counterfeit currency, ID thefts and Exploitation of the Elderly and gives classes to the public in these areas.

All Economic Detectives are part of Secret Services special task force, allowing the agencies to work together on cases involving multi-jurisdictions.

Detective Christopher Vascellaro

Detective Christopher Vascellaro started his career in November 2003 with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office where he served as a patrol deputy. In 2006, he was assigned to the Community Policing and Problem Solving Unit. During his time in the Community Policing Unit, he received specialized training in crime prevention and became a Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner. He conducted numerous crime prevention presentations and security related surveys and events. He is also one of the agencies Field Training Officers. Detective Vascellaro has received specialized training in interview and interrogation techniques, narcotic investigations, fraud investigations and Department of Homeland Security training. He is currently a member of the Crisis Response Team, Rapid Response Team, and the Hernando County HAZMAT team. In 2012, Detective Vascellaro achieved the status of Deputy First Class and subsequently received Master Deputy status in 2013. In 2014 he was transferred to the Major Case Section Economic Crimes Unit where he is currently assigned.

Detective Michael Junker

Detective Michael Junker has over 22 years of law enforcement experience with various agencies in Florida. He started his career with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in 2009 where he served as a patrol deputy. Detective Junker was assigned as a Field Training Officer 2010 where he was responsible for training new deputies. In 2014 he was transferred as a Detective to the District 1 Property Crimes Unit. During this time he was able to hone his skills as an investigator and in 2016 he was he transferred to the Major Case Section as a member of the Economic Crimes Unit. Detective Junker has received specialized training in interview and interrogation, economic crime investigations, traffic homicide investigations, death and injury investigations, and instructor techniques. Detective Junker is also a certified Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) operator which is where he performs truth verification exams for the agency. Detective Junker holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also holds an Associates of Art Degree in Communications from St. Petersburg State College. Currently Detective Junker has achieved the status of Master Deputy with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and is a member of the Rapid Response Team.

Detective Jason Tippin

Detective Jason Tippin started with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office in 2001. He is a Brooksville Native and graduate of Hernando High School and the Law Enforcement Academy at Withlacoochee Technical Institute. From 2001 to 2014 Detective Tippin worked as a Patrol Deputy in the Hernando County area known as District 1. In December 2014 Detective Tippin was transferred to District 1 Investigations where he investigated various property crimes. In February 2016 Detective Tippin was transferred to the Major Case Section’s Economic Crimes Unit, his current assignment. Detective Tippin is also a member of the Sheriff’s Office Crisis Response Team. Detective Tippin has received training in several areas of Economic Crimes. He is also a member of the US Secret Service Financial Crimes Task Force. Detective Tippin has twice been named Deputy of the Quarter, in 2009 and again in 2017. Detective Tippin was also named the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office 2017 Deputy of the Year.

Detective Dustin Adkins

Detective Dustin Adkins began his law enforcement career in 2001 with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office where served as a Detention Deputy and Court Security Deputy Sheriff. In August of 2005 Detective Adkins joined the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy and would eventually go on to become a Field Training Officer. During his time with the Hernando County Sheriff’s office Detective Adkins has been assigned to the Community Policing and Problem Solving Unit, District One Property Crimes, Major Case Crimes against Persons Unit, and now serves in the Economic Crimes Unit. In addition to his current assignment, Detective Adkins is also a Certified Truth Verification Examiner and member of the National Association of Computer Voice Stress Analysts. Detective Adkins assist the agency with background investigations with Sheriff’s Office applicants as well as truth verification exams for criminal investigations. Detective Adkins is also a member of the Crisis Intervention Team, Crisis Response Team, and the C.A.R.T. (Child Abduction Response Team) for the Tampa Region. Detective Adkins has received specialized training in Interview and Interrogation Techniques, Kinesics Interview Techniques, Hostage Negotiations, and Homicide Investigations. Deputy Adkins was awarded for Deputy of the Quarter in 2016. Detective Adkins achieved the status of Deputy First Class in 2016 followed by Master Deputy in 2017.

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