Saturday, June 23, 2018

General Investigations

Investigators assigned to this unit are primarily responsible for investigating both felony and misdemeanor cases. When not responding to crime scenes or following leads, detectives prepare investigative reports for use in court. The Criminal Investigation Division uses innovative technology and sound investigative techniques in an effort to solve cases. Cases are assigned to investigators who are dedicated to providing victims with answers and keeping crime rates low.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office detectives investigate all crimes, from misdemeanor theft to homicide. Training and education is a priority for these investigators as they constantly strive to keep abreast of the latest techniques and available resources to help them conclude cases. Investigative supervisors ensure the investigators have the resources they need to solve crimes and assist in sharing information with surrounding agencies.

Investigators maintain the sex offender registry and ensure all registered sex offenders abide by the laws concerning their place of residence and employment. The sex offender list is posted in each lobby of the Sheriff’s Office and is also posted in the main county administrative building. We furnish the list to each law enforcement agency in the county and to the Fayette County Board of Education and all private schools located in Fayette County.

Sheriff’s Office investigators maintain the pawnshop records and inspect them regularly.

Investigators also assist the Community Relations Officer by attending homeowner’s association meetings or other community events to inform the public about current trends in crime and ways they can prevent themselves from becoming victims.

In addition to normal investigative activities, the Criminal Investigation Division has two detectives assigned off-site. One detective is assigned to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and another is assigned to the South East Regional Fugitive Task Force operated by the U.S. Marshals Office.

If you have questions regarding General Investigations or a particular case, please contact:

Captain Ethon Harper
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Investigations Division
155 Johnson Avenue
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Telephone:  770-716-4763


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