detective division of the Sheriff's Office is staffed with two full time
detectives. They are responsible for the investigations of the more
serious crimes and investigations that would be too time consuming for the
patrol officer to conduct. Detectives investigate all crimes such as
murder, kidnapping, rapes, sexual assaults, burglaries, drug trafficking
or manufacturing. In general, the detective division is primarily involved
in cases that would be classified as a felony crime.
On a daily basis,
detectives review each day's shift activities reports from the day before.
A new lead to an old crime is constantly looked for in a sustained effort
to bring suspects into the system and help Van Wert county victims find
closure to a case that has grown old. Each year detectives interview
hundreds of people in the course of their investigations. Interviewing
suspects and witnesses is a recognized technique that leads to the solving
of crimes that are unrelated to the actual crime being investigated.
interviewing of people is probably the most common task that a detective
is required to perform on a daily basis.
In recent years technology has
brought the Internet to the availability of the citizens. With the
Internet comes a new wave of crime that continues to grow as fast as the
criminal's imagination will take them. Detectives will investigate all
Internet crimes as the circumstances dictate.
Any tips about criminal acts
can be referred to the Sheriff's Office detectives. You can remain