CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS - Captain Michael Raley
The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for investigating crimes reported in the areas of operation of the Sheriff’s Office. They also assist other agencies when a crime committed in another jurisdiction requires investigative efforts in Holmes County. Investigators follow up on reported crimes, initiate criminal investigations based on evidence or information reported, recover property, identify and preserve evidence and maintain a database of stolen property, as well as organize and maintain case files on all cases assigned to the division.
Several hundreds and thousands of dollars in property recovery and other stolen assets as well as seized narcotics and implements of crime are directly credited to the investigative section and the deputy sheriffs assigned. The investigative unit utilizes a host of specialized technology in conducting their investigations including detection and surveillance equipment as well as crime scene processing. Investigators routinely work closely with the state attorney and the medical examiners office.
If you have a crime tip, you may remain anonymous and contact the investigation section at 850-547-4421, or send an e-mail below.