Investigations

Investigators are responsible for investigating crimes against people, and the theft and vandalism of property, with the desire to solve or prevent crimes. The Patrol Deputy usually conducts a preliminary investigation before delivering a summary of the facts to the investigator.  The investigator, interviews witnesses, victims and suspected offenders. The investigator directs the collection of physical and forensic evidence at the scene of the crime and then presents his results to the Sheriff and the Commonwealth Attorney.