Mission Statement: The mission of the Criminal
Investigations Unit is to apply the investigative knowledge
and skills to the criminal offense assigned to that detective,
in order to develop leads, facts, and any other relative
information that may assist in solving the case in an effective
and timely manner with professionalism.
C.I.D. Detectives are deputies that have been assigned
to investigate criminal offenses such as, but not limited
to: auto theft, crimes against persons such as homicide,
child abuse, and family violence; crimes against property
such as robbery and offenses such as forgery/credit card
abuse, burglary, and theft, and at times execute criminal
warrants. The Criminal Investigation Unit is assigned the
investigation of all criminal offenses against persons,
including threats, harassment, assaults, kidnappings, and
homicides. They also investigate child abuse, which includes
the physical and sexual abuse of children. Detectives also
investigate cases of domestic violence assault between couples;
spouses, boyfriend/girlfriend, ex-spouses and ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend.
Assaults of this nature comprise a large percentage of the
total assaults reported to law enforcement. Statistics indicate
that early intervention by law enforcement tend to decrease
the possibility of future violence. We also have an investigator
that concentrates on sexual assault offenses against persons.
These detectives have received specialized training and
possess the skills necessary to conduct these types of investigations.