The Criminal Investigation Division is under the direct command of Capt. Paul Woods. The Criminal Investigation Division is comprised of five sections; General Investigations, Narcotics, Evidence, Records/Permits, and the Sex Offender Registry Division. A total of twenty-eight personnel are assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division.
The General Investigations Division is under the command of Lieutenants Scott McAllister and Jose Rivera and Sergeant Cameron Cox. The detectives assigned to the General Investigations Division are responsible for investigating all unsolved criminal cases reported to the Sheriff’s Office. One detective is assigned exclusively to the Whitfield County School System who investigates all reported crimes within the schools. Additionally, the unit investigates other crimes which require specialized training or expertise, such as homicides, child abuse, sex crimes, forgery, computer crimes, and domestic violence. The unit also conducts all internal investigations, polygraph examinations, and background investigations on prospective applicants. On average, detectives of this unit investigate over 3,000 cases annually, with a clearance rate in excess of 40% compared to a national average of around 33%.
The Narcotics Division is under the command of Lieutenant Angie Lowery and Sergeant Tommy Spurlock. The Narcotics Division of the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for investigating all narcotics-related offenses within Whitfield County. This division of seven detectives searches warrants oversees asset forfeitures of drug money and assists with vice-related investigations. The narcotics investigators often participate in Task Force operations with other local, state, and federal agencies which generally result in the arrest of major traffickers and confiscations of substantial quantities of contraband. The Narcotics Division works closely with the citizens of Whitfield County to make our community a safer place to live and work. Citizens with concerns or information on illegal drug activity can contact the Narcotics Unit by calling the DRUG HOTLINE 278-DRUG.(706)278-3784
The Evidence Division is comprised of Sergeant Maria Hayes and two crime scene investigators. The Crime Scene Investigators provide specialized expertise in evidence collection, documentation, and analysis for major crime scenes, and also assist with patrol as needed. The Evidence Clerk oversees the proper entry and storage of collected evidence as well as the documentation and release of property to the appropriate owner.
The telephone number is 706-876-1520. E-mail: email@example.com
The Records Division is comprised of two civilian personnel who are responsible for assisting the public with obtaining copies of incident and accident reports, background checks (valid ID required), ink fingerprinting, expungements, and open records requests, and assists with general inquiries from the public via telephone and e-mail.
The telephone number is 706-876-1520.
The Sex Offender Registry Division is comprised of one investigator and two civilian personnel who are responsible for maintaining the sex offender registry for Whitfield County. Changes, additions, and deletions from the registry are handled in this office with coordination from the GBI as well as other counties and states.
The Sex Offender Registry is an awareness tool for the public to use for information regarding convicted sex offenders within the county and state.
The National Sex Offender Registry can be viewed at: National Sex Offender Registry
The Georgia Sex Offender Registry can be viewed at: Georgia Sex Offender Registry
The Whitfield County Sex Offender Registry can be viewed online at: Whitfield County.
The telephone number is 706-876-1440. E-mail address: whitfieldSOR@whitfieldcountyga.com.