ABOUT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
The Criminal Investigations Component of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for investigating all crimes that occur within Dawson County. Investigators conduct follow-up investigations on cases where a crime has been committed, but an arrest has not been made. In addition to investigating incidents reported to the sheriff’s office, investigators initiate new cases, such as drug investigations. This component is responsible for the investigation of domestic violence, financial, general, and narcotic related crimes.
If you have the need for law enforcement, call 911. A communications officer will dispatch a patrol deputy to your location. The deputy will evaluate the situation and determine if an investigator is needed. A patrol supervisor will finalize decisions regarding contacting on-call investigations.
The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office maintains an on-call schedule to ensure an investigator is readily available. If an investigator is requested, he or she will respond to the scene.
If the on-call investigator is not contacted, the deputy will complete a case report with assigned a case number. The case number is unique to your case and is not used for any other event(s). This case number is affixed to all evidence collected regarding your case.
Within three working days, the patrol supervisor will approve and forward the report to Criminal Investigations. An investigator will be assigned to your case. Investigators will strive to make contact with the victim upon receipt of the case. Once the investigator contacts you, he or she will advise you of the case status and will become your point of contact with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.
INVESTIGATIVE COMMAND AND SUPERVISORY STAFF
Commander – Captain Thurmond Atkinson
706-344-3535 ext. 20171
Assistant Commander – Lieutenant Jennifer Wright
706-344-3535 ext. 20191
Sergeant Chris Murphy
706-344-3535 ext. 20141