All investigators are trained to work general assignment cases. This gives each investigator the experience and expertise to work a wide variety of criminal cases. In addition to this, each investigator also works and trains to refine their skills in specific areas, such as:

  • Computer Crimes
  • Crimes Against Persons
  • Family and Child Abuse
  • Financial Crimes
  • Forensics
  • Violent Crimes

The Criminal Investigations Division works primarily felony cases that occur in Gloucester County. The investigations conducted by this division, involve citizens from all walks of life. The investigations are conducted diligently without prejudice, and guided by the “rule of law.” The “rule of law” insures that each victim, complainant, and suspect is treated appropriately and professionally.

Drug Task Force

Personnel assigned to the narcotics unit are actively involved with the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force which also includes members from:

  • James City County Police Department
  • Mathews Sheriff's Office
  • Middlesex Sheriff's Office
  • Poquoson Police Department
  • Virginia State Police
  • York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office

The task force members work proportionately in each jurisdiction making several hundred cases per year.

Internet Crimes Against Children

The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is an affiliate agency with the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and is the district coordinating agency for the task force. This task force is designed to investigate the sexual exploitation of children on the internet and provide community outreach education for parents and children.