It is usually deputies assigned to the Patrol Division who initiate written reports of alleged crimes reported by alleged victims.


These reports are forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division where investigators assigned to predetermined zones within the county begin the process of determining, first, if the reported crimes actually occurred.


Once the validity of a crime report is established, an investigation begins to identify the offender, recover any property stolen and develop a case that will result in the desired outcome: an arrest and conviction.