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The Cook County Sheriff's Office is committed to the investigation of all criminal activity. The Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) serves the citizens of Cook County by conducting detailed investigations over a broad spectrum of criminal activities.

Most investigations are initiated by the Patrol Division and followed up by the Criminal Investigations Division. However many cases are received directly or initiated directly by the Investigations Division.

The Criminal Investigations Division also responds to and assumes investigative authority over all major cases and crime scenes within Cook County, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Criminal Investigations Division works closely with other Local, State and Federal agencies. These include the Police Departments of the Cities of Adel, Sparks, and Lenox as well as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), The South Georgia Drug Task Force (SGDTF), The Cook County District Attorney's Office, FBI, DEA, US Marshall’s Service, US Secret Service, U.S. Customs, BATF, and all surrounding law enforcement agencies.

The Criminal Investigations Division not only specializes in conducting broad based investigations, but also processing crime scenes, conducting surveillances and undercover operations, preparation of reports and files for judicial proceedings, and the assistance of prosecution and disposition at trial, The Division also maintains and supervises the collection and storage of all evidence processed or retained by the Cook County Sheriff's Office. This includes the timely submission and tracking of items referred to the GBI Division of Forensic Sciences Regional Crime Lab for further testing.

To contact the Criminal Investigation Division, use the following numbers:

Office: (229) 896-7471
Fax: (229) 896-5178

or, email individual Investigators at the addresses below:

Staff Sergeant William B. Exum, Chief Investigator

Sergeant Freelon Gay, Investigator

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