Criminal Investigation Division
The Criminal Investigations Division of the Union County Sheriff's Office takes custody of most criminal cases after first reported to field deputies. After a deputy is dispatched to a call for service for an incident, the responding deputy will generate a report and send it to the Criminal Investigations Division. The reports are reviewed and prioritized, and then assigned to a detective in the division. A detective assigned to a case may follow a case from the crime scene, through witness interviews, and eventually to an arrest and through the court system.
All detectives in the division investigate crimes such as assault, robbery, burglary, breaking or entering, forgery, and homicide. Narcotics detectives are tasked with the responsibility of pursuing crimes involving controlled substances. Most investigators are tasked with multiple cases.
The division is currently comprised of four criminal investigators, two narcotics detectives, and an investigative captain. All deputies in the division are highly trained in the field of criminal investigations, including crime scene analysis, evidence gathering, and criminal investigation procedures. All deputies assigned to CID work normal office hours, in addition to working a 24 hour on-call rotation for emergency call outs.