Investigations

Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office generally become involved with a criminal case, after a uniformed patrol deputy takes an initial report.

The detectives are responsible for processing and cataloging evidence at crime scenes, preparing affidavits for arrest and search warrants and conducting interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects.  They investigate a variety of crimes, some of which include fatalities, arson, burglaries, thefts, sex crimes and drug related violations to name a few. 

The investigators are also responsible for monitoring and enforcing the compliance of all registered offenders in Cherokee County.  They regularly work with the Kansas State Fire Marshall's Office, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force, and upon request, assist local agencies within Cherokee County as well as other outside and neighboring agencies.