The Criminal Division Bessemer District of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to helping the victims of crime solve their cases.  Whether the crime is loss or damage to property, or violence against a person – our detectives are well-versed in investigations and the prosecution of offenders.

Once a report has been taken by a patrol deputy, a case that requires further investigation is assigned to a detective.  The detective will interview victims, witnesses and suspects.  They identify available evidence and create a case file.  Once that case file is completed, the detective presents the information to the District Attorney’s Office for further prosecution.  The detectives continue to provide assistance to the DA’s Office until the case is settled in court.