Criminal Investigations is the primary investigations arm of the Sheriff’s Office. Personnel assigned to Criminal Investigations utilize traditional investigative skills as well as advanced technical procedures to conduct many types of criminal investigations. Detectives are assigned specific cases and attempt to identify, apprehend, and assist in the prosecution of individuals committing crimes in Jefferson County. Detectives are responsible for investigating thousands of cases. These include murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, arson, child abuse, identity theft, and violations of the convicted sex offender laws. Support Services Division is composed of Fiscal Management and Planning, Property, and Communications.