The Hoke County Sheriff's Office Detective Division is responsible for criminal investigations throughout Hoke County. Generally responsible for felony investigations, the Detective Division is a separate unit providing specialized and complex investigative techniques to include crime scene investigations. The Detective Division encompasses the following areas:
Property Crimes include felony larceny, felony breaking and entering, and fraud.
Crimes against Persons include special victim's unit, kidnapping, sexual assault, homicides, robberies, and felonious assault.
The Detective Division has investigators assigned to the SERT team that assist in the apprehension of armed career violent offenders. All assigned officers prepare investigative files; and coordinate with the District Attorney's Office for cooperation with the prosecution of cases and testimony before the Grand Jury and in Superior Court.
The Detective Division is directed by a Chief of Detectives, who holds the rank of Captain and answers to the Chief Deputy. The Chief of Detectives is assisted by a group of highly trained Lieutenants and Sergeants responsible for the day-to-day operation of each section within the Detective Division.