The Investigations Division plays a vital role within the Sheriff’s Office. They respond to major crime scenes, investigate serious felony cases and assist the Patrol Division with other investigations. The Investigators have specialized training in evidence collection, advanced interrogation and interviewing techniques, fraud, identity theft and child abuse investigations. The Investigators also help by identifying and preserving any necessary physical evidence which has not been previously processed by the Patrol Division; preparing and presenting cases to the Commonwealth Attorney for formal charging and prosecution of offenders; and coordinating and serving warrants and other legal documents.
The Investigations Division is comprised of three full time investigators and one full time narcotics investigator that are under the direct supervision of the Lieutenant of investigations. This Division maintains a close working relationship with other local, State, and Federal agencies.
The investigators are responsible for majors crimes such as, but not limited to:
Crimes Against Persons: Assault, Rape, Homicide, Sexual Assault, Domestic Assault, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Crimes Against Children, Weapons Offenses, Hate Crimes, Harassment, and Internet Crimes.
Property Crimes: Burglary, Theft, Tampering, Property Damage, Vandalism, Arson, Receiving Stolen Property, Forgery, Embezzlement, Fraud, and Bad Checks.
The Narcotics Investigator is responsible for curtailing illegal drug actions within the County. The agent also works closely with other law enforcement agencies helping to make Fluvanna County a drug-free environment.
An Investigator is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond to major crime scenes or wherever needed.
The School Resource Officer (SRO) is also a part of the Investigations division. He works diligently to help keep our schools a safe place for children to attend and learn. The SRO is charged with maintaining a close liaison with the youth, parents, and the schools in Fluvanna County.