The Investigations Command is comprised of three divisions: the Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Forensic Services, and the Narcotics Division.
The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of three units, the Violent Crimes Unit, Cyber Crimes Unit, and Felony Crimes Unit, each of which are supervised by sergeants. Members of CID are often assigned to several area task forces, such as the Child Abuse Task Force, ATF Violent Crime Task Force, and the Baldwin County Major Crimes Task Force. Polygraph examinations are also conducted at this office. In the course of their duties CID investigators work with various other county, state, and federal agencies, such as the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office, Alabama Department of Human Resources, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, FBI, Secret Service, etc.
The Forensic Services Division is responsible for locating, documenting, collecting, analyzing, preserving, and storing of evidence. Forensic Services personnel use technical equipment and a variety of chemical processes to accomplish their tasks. This includes the utilization of 3D scanning and the production of visual aids, both virtual and physical for courtroom purposes. Unmanned aerial systems are utilized and maintained by the Forensic Services Division. Forensic Services also provides personnel to external partners for digital evidence examination. Forensic Services personnel routinely work with the Baldwin County Coroner's Office and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to investigate crimes.
The Narcotics Division is the lead entity of the Baldwin County Drug Task Force, which is comprised of narcotics officers from numerous local agencies assigned on a full-time basis. The Narcotics Division’s responsibilities involve the purchase of illegal drugs by the use of undercover officers or informants, investigation of drug related complaints and crimes, working jointly with state and federal agencies, the execution of search warrants, and the arrests of persons involved in illegal drug activity. For more information on narcotics and drug abuse please visit: www.streetdrugs.org
The Investigations Command is located at the Sheriff's Investigation Center, 18126 County Road 54, Robertsdale, AL. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Inquiries can be made to (251) 972-8589, Fax (251) 580-2565 or here.
Individuals who have information regarding criminal activity should call the main dispatch at (251) 937-0202 or Crimestoppers at (251) 208-1924.
Capt. Clint Cadenhead