Criminal Investigations Division
The division's core values are to Identify Crime, Solve Crime, and Obtain Convictions that enhances the quality of life for the citizens and visitors to Little River County utilizing a data-driven crime reduction strategy.
The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is a multi-task-orientated unit of highly trained and experienced criminal investigators.
It is the commitment of the CID to strive for excellence and professionalism; to provide compassion and understanding while diligently working for the citizens in their time of need.
The responsibility of this unit is to maintain a safe and orderly environment for citizens and visitors in all areas of Little River County.
Few would dispute the fact that deputies assigned to the Patrol Division are the backbone of the Sheriff's Office. These are the men and women who are the first to respond to your call for help. They are almost always the first to arrive on a scene and give aid and comfort to the injured. They often put themselves in harm's way every day they are on the job to stabilize a violent domestic call or when they search a dark building for a dangerous suspect. They pull victims out of burning buildings or give the first life-saving breaths of CPR to the child they have just pulled out of a backyard swimming pool. They serve and protect the citizens of Little River County and they do it with little recognition or fanfare. They take it all in and see what they do as simply part of their jobs.
The Patrol Division is responsible for responding to all types of emergency and non-emergency calls for service. The Patrol Division advocates preventative patrol and strives to maintain high visibility as a way to deter crime.
The Little River County Sheriff's Department patrols some 1,198 miles of county roads in an area of 565 square miles. The county is divided into patrol zones to facilitate scheduling in all areas of the county. Chief Deputy Kevin Sanders is responsible for such scheduling and does it in a way not to establish a pattern and does so to provide maximum patrol visibility for the entire county. Patrolling is done primarily with marked patrol units and supplemented when needed with unmarked units. Maximum visibility of patrol units is a deterrent to crime and is one of the pro-active means of crime prevention. Patrol deputies live in different areas of the county in order to further provide total coverage.