Criminal Investigations represent a substantial part of law enforcement operations. All enforcement officers are involved in criminal investigations at the Sheriff's Office. Detectives are assigned areas of specialization and major cases. The professional investigation of property crimes and crimes against the person requires extensive training and skill.
The patrol investigator remains the backbone of any law enforcement agency. Line officers at the Sheriff's Office are involved in everything from traffic safety surveys to murder investigations. The patrol investigator function provides perhaps the most challenging and rewarding day to day activity at the Sheriff's Office. The professional law enforcement officer is well educated and trained.