Bureau of Criminal Investigations
St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations is comprised of personnel
from both the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police.
Within the Bureau of Criminal
Investigations are two units: Investigations and the Crime Laboratory. These units conduct investigations in
their respective areas of responsibility. The Investigations Unit of the Bureau
of Criminal Investigations is responsible for the investigation of major crimes
such as homicides, robberies and
commander of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations is Captain Terry L. Black
of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.
investigators assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations are responsible
for obtaining information, developing suspects and leads, as well as gathering
information, physical evidence, and suspect leads are obtained, the
are responsible for the arrest of the perpetrator of the crime and the
preparation of the case for trial. The investigation is thoroughly reviewed and
once approved, the case is forwarded to the States Attorney's Office for final
review and preparation for trial.
investigation is not complete until the case is brought before the States
Attorney's Office and/or Grand Jury and tried in the District or Circuit Courts
of St. Mary's County.