CrossLieutenant Jenny Cross started her career in Law Enforcement as a Telecommunications Operator in 2000 at the Arcadia Police Department. She graduated the Law Enforcement Academy in 2006 and joined the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office in 2011. She served in the Civil Process section and was promoted to Corporal of the Evidence/Crime Scene Section in 2015. In 2017, she earned the rank of Sergeant and was promoted to Staff Sergeant in 2018 and supervised the Communications, Evidence and Crime Scene sections of the Sheriff's Office. She was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2019.

Lieutenant Cross is a graduate of the Florida Sheriff's Association Commanders Academy, Class XI.

Lieutenant Cross has over 23 years of experience in various areas of Law Enforcement including Evidence, Crime Scene Investigation, Code Enforcement, Persons and Property Crimes Investigations, Civil Process, Communications, Teletype, Records, and Warrants. She has Advanced Leadership training and is a General Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Dispatch Instructor. She holds multiple training certifications in disciplines associated with her areas of focus at the Sheriff's Office.

Lieutenant Cross currently serves as a
Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Navy Reserves. 

Lieutenant Cross is a native DeSoto County resident from birth and graduated from DeSoto County High School in 1999.  Lieutenant Cross holds an Associate in Science degree for Criminal Justice Technology and is enrolled in the Bachelor's degree program in legal studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. 

Contact Information:
Lieutenant Jenny Cross
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700 Ext. 2233