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Isle of Wight County is fortunate to have a very active Crime Line Program that is run and managed by civilian volunteers within the community. The Isle of Wight • Smithfield • Windsor Crime Line Board has made it very easy for the public to provide completely anonymous information regarding crimes that have occurred, reporting undiscovered criminal activity, and the location of wanted persons. If the information you provide leads to apprehension or conviction, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Your identity will remain anonymous and you will not have to testify in court.
Lieutenant Tommy Potter, Division Commander
The Investigations Division handles all major criminal investigations such as homicide, rape, narcotics trafficking and complex financial crimes. Investigators also assist deputies who may require support with an investigation, additional manpower or specific expertise. The Property & Evidence Section is also managed by this Division.
The Investigations Division adopts a regional approach to law enforcement, working closely with surrounding local jurisdictions as well as state and federal agencies.
The Sheriff's Office has investigators assigned to the Merherrin Drug Task Force which is a multi-jurisdictional task force that provides narcotic investigators with addition resources from other task force agencies. The narcotic investigators assigned to this task force are sworn as Task Force Special Agents with the Virginia State Police allowing them to work in multiple jurisdictions; this allows them to work collectively in each jurisdiction as a team. They also work with federal agencies and prosecute under federal guidelines when appropriate.
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