The Investigations Division consists of detectives who are responsible for investigating major crimes that occur throughout Lincoln County. These include investigation of crimes such as narcotics, burglary, assault, sex crimes, arson, theft, embezzlement, identity theft, and homicide. Detectives may assume cases from the patrol division which will involve more in-depth or prolonged investigation.  These crimes are not solved in an hour but often involve lengthy, in depth, and meticulous investigations that take a great deal of time to complete. The detectives are on call on a rotational basis to assist patrol deputies and other agencies with investigations. The division works closely with federal, state and local agencies to resolve cases as quickly as possible.  One of the detectives specializes in investigations of sexual and violent crimes against women and children.  Two of the detectives specialize in narcotics cases.

The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for registering sex offenders and violent offenders in Lincoln County. Registrations, community notifications, and registration violation investigations are conducted through the Investigations Division. For municipalities, registration is conducted through the local police department.

The Investigations Division is committed to providing an advanced level of expertise to the investigation, resolution and prosecution of crimes against persons and property.

Helpful Resources

For more information, helpful links and phone numbers, you can visit our Resource Page.
Sheriff Department Resource Page