The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division is responsible for the investigation of criminal activity throughout Jefferson County. Detectives conduct investigations into all criminal violations including homicide, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, rape, arson, child abuse, stolen vehicles, missing persons, narcotics, felonious assaults, telephone harassment, and all other related offenses. This is accomplished by investigators interviewing victims, witnesses, interrogating suspects, collecting and analyzing physical evidence, and reviewing previous crime reports. The investigators document their efforts in a case file which is presented to the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office for the prosecution of the defendant. Direct any information about a crime or questions about the Detectives Division to Lt. Joseph Lamantia at (740)283-8600.