The Criminal Investigation Division consists of a Lieutenant, Sergeant, 6 Detectives, 2 Deputies (Investigators) and a Property Officer. Their primary mission is to investigate time-consuming, complex or specialized crimes that are not practical for patrol deputies to investigate. The Deputies are assigned to the County’s Multi-jurisdictional Drug Unit. The Property Officer is responsible for securing and storing of physical & digital media evidence throughout the criminal investigation and judicial process.
Investigators are able to respond 24/7 to crime scenes at the request of the Patrol Division and other law enforcement agencies throughout the county for such serious crimes as death investigations, structure fires, arson, fraud, financial crimes, identity theft, computer crime and sensitive crimes such as sexual assault and child abuse. Investigators attend specialized training in these and other areas to stay current in investigative techniques and evidence collection.
Upon request, Detectives are also tasked with assisting other municipal police agencies with complex or internal investigations.
The Sheriff's Office has special facilities and equipment in which evidence is examined and stored to prevent contamination and to preserve the chain of custody of evidence from its collection in the field to its presentation in court proceedings.
One Detective has been trained in computer forensics; the deciphering and collection of data and evidence from computer hard drives and other electronic devices.
Investigators also perform an educational role for the community by providing presentations on a diverse range of topics, such as drugs, school safety and identity theft.
***If you wish to report an incident please do not email a Detective. Instead, please contact the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center at 920-459-3112***