Criminal Investigations Division
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is located at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters and is responsible for the investigation of major crimes such as homicides, robberies, sexual assaults, child and adult abuse/neglect, internet and other computer-related crimes. To accomplish the goals and mission of the division, CID is comprised of personnel assigned to multiple units, consisting of the Sex Offender Compliance Unit, Special Victims Unit, Crimes Against Property/Persons Unit, Domestic Violence Unit, Victim/Witness Coordinator, Crime Lab, and Southern Maryland Information Center (SMIC). Civilian personnel support each unit and are an integral part of the division.
Detectives assigned to the division are responsible for obtaining information, developing and interviewing suspects and witnesses, conducting follow-up on all investigative leads, as well as identifying physical evidence which will aid in the arrest of the person or persons responsible for committing crimes. Detectives prepare a completed case file for review by the State’s Attorney's Office to ensure sufficient evidence exists which will result in a successful prosecution of persons responsible for crimes within the county.