Criminal Investigation Division

Responsibilities


The Criminal Investigation Division provides intensive follow-up investigation of those crimes which are not resolved during the initial response to the call for service. It utilizes current state-of-the-art techniques and procedures to make a maximum effort to solve (clear) reported crimes. It also focuses on specialized crime areas such as organized crime, vice, controlled substance abuse, and intelligence activities.

The division includes investigations of:

Crimes Against the Person


This function is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed against people such as robbery, rape, and murder.
 

Property Crimes


 This function is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed against property such as burglary, destruction of property, arson, and larceny.

White Collar Crime


This function is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of "white-collar" crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, and bad checks.
 

Internal Affairs


This function is responsible for conducting Internal Affairs Investigations through direction of the Sheriff.

Applicant Investigation


This function performs background investigations and other testing for applicants for employment with the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.
Identification/Evidence Recovery
This function is responsible for the collection and preservation of all evidence collected from crime scenes.
Narcotics Unit
This unit is responsible for investigation and prosecution of all narcotic-related offenses. It conducts covert and overt operations in performing these functions.

Special Investigations
This is the organized Crime Component and is assigned the detection, investigation, and prosecution of groups of persons involved in organized illegal activities. This function also performs the intelligence function. This function gathers and disseminates information regarding criminal activity.


Criminal Investigations Division Captain Tracy Emerson


 
Captain Tracy Emerson was initially hired in January 2014 as a Criminal Investigator . 
 
After a brief separation in 2019, Tracy returned to lead the Criminal Investigation Division as its Captain.

Tracy and his family reside in Altavista, VA.
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