Detective Bureau

Investigations Division

The Detective Bureau Investigations Division is commanded by a Lieutenant, who supervises a compliment of Sergeants and Detectives who are assigned duties including investigations, warrant service, various task forces, and prisoner extraditions.

The Investigations Division provides competent, professional, investigative assistance, and personnel to:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crimes Task Force,
  • U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force,
  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutor CODIS Task Force,
  • Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

The Detective Bureau is responsible for criminal investigations into public corruption, threats against public officials, violent crimes against persons, identity theft, and financial fraud.

Use Of Deadly Force Investigation Unit

The Sheriff's Department established a Use of Deadly Force Investigation Unit to provide a standard, comprehensive, neutral investigative response to use of deadly force incidents.

This team is comprised of specially trained Detectives and acts as an independent unit available to law enforcement entities to investigate and review police use of deadly force incidents.

Principal Protection Unit

The Principal Protection Unit is responsible for conducting all-inclusive physical and personal security evaluations to determine needed security precautions and procedures.

A major part of this unit’s mission is to prevent an incident before it occurs. The team depends on meticulous advance work and threat assessments to identify potential risks, as overall safety of the principal is of the highest concern.

Computer Forensic Examiner-Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF)

The Sheriff's Department has a detective trained and assigned to conduct examinations of electronic media for local, state, and federal agencies in an organized effort to combat threats to our financial payment systems and critical infrastructures.

The use of combined resources allows the Electronic Crimes Task Force to identify and address potential cyber vulnerabilities before the criminal element exploits them.

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)

The Detective Bureau continues to provide assistance to the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), which is a federal, multi-jurisdictional anti-crime initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


The ICAC task force is led by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. The mission is to identify, arrest, and prosecute individuals who use the internet to lure minors into illicit sexual relationships or produce, distribute, or solicit child pornography.