Serious crimes or those that require in-depth investigations are routinely transferred from the road patrol deputy who took the original report, over to the detective who is assigned to the area of the county where the crime occurred.
While there are not enough detectives to investigate every crime reported, cases are “graded” according to their presumed solvability, and detectives are assigned to work the most serious cases, as well as those they are most likely to be able to solve (whether because of good suspect information, strong evidence, etc.)
Routinely, detectives then report back to their Lieutenant regarding the status of their open cases, and what is being done to solve them.
If you have information you believe may be helpful in solving a crime, call or email Silent Observer:
- Call Silent Observer: 1-855-SILENT-0 to provide informational anonymously or
- Send an e-mail to the Silent Observer mailbox at the Sheriff’s Office