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About Homicide

The mission of the Homicide Bureau is to provide investigative services related primarily to sudden, unexpected and suspicious deaths; to investigate deputy or officer involved shootings resulting in fatalities or injuries; and to investigate missing persons cases. Our mission is fulfilled by the following:

- Comprehensive, high quality investigation of reported, assigned, and internally developed cases.

- Identification and apprehension of suspects.

- Preparation of cases for prosecution, including support of the District Attorney to the maximum extent possible.

- Development of technical expertise through experience, training and education, and application of knowledge to:

- Investigations, court prosecutions and related services within the Bureau and in support of other Sheriff's units or other law enforcement agencies upon request. In-service training programs for the Bureau, Department and other law enforcement agencies.

- Establishment and maintenance of a cooperative working relationship through personal contact with the press and with private and governmental agencies in matters of mutual concern.

- Pursuit of all functions with an appreciation of the human condition, both within and outside the Sheriff's Department.

- The pursuit, faithfully and consistently, of each and every investigation entrusted to the Bureau.

- Cases investigated by this Bureau involve:

● Homicides

● Shootings involving Department personnel that result in injury or death

● Homicides and officer involved shootings for other police agencies upon request

● Found human remains

● Suspicious deaths

● Accidental deaths

● Suicides

● Abortions (illegal)

● Natural deaths (Coroner cases)

● Missing and unidentified persons (adults)

● Missing juveniles when there is suspicion of foul play or missing over 30 days

Captain: Kent Wegener
Captain: Kent Wegener

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