Criminal Investigations Division

Photograph of Captain C.S. "Bow" CookOur Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is responsible for the investigation of all major crimes that occur in Page County. CID investigates a broad range of crimes including grand larceny, breaking & entering, fraud, embezzlement and arson. Our Investigators are also responsible for processing crime scenes, the collection of evidence, arrest of suspects, presentation of cases to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for prosecution and testifying in court.

The Page County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is headed by Capt. C.S. “Bow” Cook. Capt. Cook is a graduate of the Virginia Forensic Science Academy and has vast experience in criminal investigations. Capt. Cook oversees the day to day operations of the division and carries a regular case load as an Investigator.

The Page County Sheriff's Office maintains an active role in the Northwest Regional Drug Task Force, Northwest Regional Gang Task Force and the Northern Virginia/DC Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  See their respective pages for additional information regarding these affiliations.

Investigator Timothy Lansberry has successfully completed  numerous courses in the area of fire investigations which included a one hundred and sixty hour course through the Virginia Fire Marshal’s Academy. This certification requires continuous education hours and requires forty hours of in-service every two years in addition to the continuing education hours required by DCJS for law enforcement. Investigator Lansberry not only carries a general investigations case load, but specializes in Fire Investigations.

The Page County Sheriff’s Office is an active member of the Northern Virginia/DC Metro Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force which is coordinated by the Virginia State Police. We currently have one investigator in this assignment. This position is funded 100% by a Department of Criminal Justice Services Grant. The ICAC Task Force Program was created to help state and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. The program is composed of sixty-one regional Task Force agencies and is funded by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Page County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the Northern Virginia ICAC Task Force which is coordinated by the Virginia State Police. The Task Force is made up of investigators from numerous agencies in the Northern Virginia / Washington DC area including local, state, and federal agencies. The Sheriff's Office also began the use of a polygraph instrument, or the "lie-detector test," in May of 2001. The polygraph instrument will help investigators to more accurately determine when suspects and witnesses are being honest in the course of criminal investigations.





 

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