The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for the following aspects of law enforcement:
- Follow-up investigations of criminal offenses
- Process and preservation of forensic evidence
- Management of physical evidence and property
- The writing and execution of arrest warrants and search warrants
- Presentation of criminal cases to the Rockdale County Grand Jury
- Courtroom testimony
- Victim’s Assistance
- Development of information contributing to offense prevention
The primary functions of the Criminal Investigations Division are to review and investigate reports of felony and misdemeanor criminal acts, identify suspects, both adult and juvenile, and prepare cases for prosecution with the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office.
The Criminal Investigation Division includes the Crime Scene Unit, Narcotics Investigation Unit,
and the Special Investigation/Gang Unit.
The Special Investigations Unit (S.I.U) is responsible for identifying, monitoring, and suppressing local criminal activity and criminal street gang activity. This specialized unit serves, search and arrest warrants on a regular basis and conduct special operations to apprehend persons committing crimes in progress, they accomplish this by using information supplied to them by a crime analyst.
The Special Investigations Unit is also tasked with collecting intelligence on all gang activity through street enforcement, enforcing Georgia anti-gang laws, investigating all gang-related crimes, and conducting collaborative investigations with other units within the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.
Crime Scene Investigations (C.S.I)
The Crime Scene Unit is responsible for the recovery of evidence and the methodical processing of crime scenes. This can include the use of powder and chemical techniques to recover fingerprints from evidence. Crime Scene personnel are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills. They communicate directly with management staff, the public at large, and law enforcement and medical personnel daily. A detailed analysis report is written for every action taken and in accordance with departmental procedure. They must be able to clearly testify as a witness in all courts of law.