Criminal Investigation Division

Criminal Investigation Division

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigates crimes committed in Scott County. CID conducts follow-up investigations on crimes reported through the Patrol Division. CID is comprised of a Lieutenant, Sergeant, and four deputies. Investigators assist in registering Sex Offenders and ensuring they are compliant with their respective guidelines. An Investigator is also assigned to the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Investigators are also assigned to the Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) and the Gang Task Force. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office also has its own Special Operations Unit which focuses on narcotics investigations in Scott County.

The evidence technician for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for all major crime scenes which occur in Scott County. This includes securing the crime scene, searching the crime scene, and identifying critical and supporting evidence within the crime scene.

Their duties also include but are not limited to photography, documentation, collection, packaging and processing of all crime scene evidence. The processing of physical evidence includes but is not limited to the disciplines of latent fingerprint development, footwear and tire marks, tool mark, biological (DNA) and trace (hairs, fibers and soil).

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Evidence Technicians work closely with many specialists in the forensic science community. These specialists include criminologists, forensic pathologist, forensic entomologist, blood pattern analysts, latent fingerprint examiners, biologists and engineers to name a few. After evidence has been collected and all scientific information has been compiled, the Scott County Sheriff's Office Evidence Technician works closely with the Scott County Attorney's Office and provides courtroom testimony in criminal trials.

News & Notices

The Sheriff’s Office had a swearing-in and a promotional ceremony this morning for two Chief Deputies to serve under Sheriff Lane. We would like to introduce and congratulate Major Shawn Roth and Major Bryce Schmidt to their new position. Major Roth will oversee operations, while Major Schmidt will...
Posted: January 17, 2017
On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 9:00 am, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a swearing in ceremony for the appointment of Shawn Roth as Chief Deputy. The ceremonies will be held in the Sheriff’s Office Pavilion Conference Room. Major Shawn Roth Biography - Shawn Roth grew up in...
Posted: January 13, 2017
On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 9:00 am, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a promotion ceremony held for the promotion of Lt. Bryce Schmidt to Chief Deputy. The ceremonies will be held in the Sheriff’s Office Pavilion Conference Room. Major Bryce Schmidt Biography - Bryce Schmidt...
Posted: January 13, 2017