The Johnson County
Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division processes all
cases reported to the sheriff’s office. These cases are then
assigned either to a criminal investigator or back to patrol for
follow up and filing with the District or County Attorney’s
Office. Cases processed range from simple assault to homicide.
On an average the
Sheriff’s Office handles 43,000 calls a year. Of these calls there
is an average of 15% which are assigned to one of the criminal
investigators employed by the office. The criminal investigators
working for the Sheriff’s Office are highly trained professionals
and maintain an average clearance rate of 35%, which is higher
than the state average which is 22%, and the national average
which is 18%.
The Captain over the Criminal Investigations Division is