Criminal Investigations /
Captain Stephane Williams
Criminal Investigations Division’s mission, under the command of
Captain Stephane Williams, is to thoroughly investigate a wide variety
of criminal cases which occur throughout the county. Our desire is to
provide support to the victims of criminal acts, apprehend the
offenders, recover stolen property, seize illegal drugs and assets from
illegal drug sales. We accomplish this through community involvement.
Cases are generated through police reports from the public, pro-active
investigations and crime tips received from the community.
Investigations Division is divided into three main sections:
Criminal Domestic Violence / Sex
The Criminal Domestic Violence / Sex Offense Investigator is responsible
for conducting follow up investigations on felony offenses committed in
domestic relationships and investigate all sexual assault cases
involving adults and/or children. All domestic cases investigated
by the Sheriff’s Office are reviewed to check prior domestic
violence history and to identify potentially volatile situations.
This investigator works closely with prosecutors, medical professionals,
child advocates, rape crisis advocates and other law enforcement
agencies to focus on the successful prosecution of offenders.
Narcotics / Vice
Narcotics / Vice Investigators
are uniquely training and have extensive knowledge of the narcotics
trade, specializing in the recognition, apprehension and prosecution of
persons involved in illegal drug activity.
The Major Crimes section is made up of a group of highly trained and
veteran investigators who handle the most serious of crimes.
Many of these cases end up in trial scenarios based upon their
severity and the exposure for the offender to long prison sentences.
Based on that fact, these investigators understand that every detail in
each case has to be accounted for and thoroughly researched. The Major
Crimes section takes a great amount of pride in the true professionalism
it has demonstrated as well as the excellent reputation it has earned
throughout the community and the law enforcement family. The
investigations of these cases are handled with the utmost integrity,
fairness, and commitment to finding the truth. This insures a consistent
effort that enhances the quality of the investigations as well as a
constant pursuit of the reduction of major crime. All of our efforts are
focused at improving the quality of life for the Citizens of Laurens
County. The Major Crimes section carries out this mission by the
detection and apprehension of criminals and the resulting deterrence of
crimes of this nature.
you have any information on any past,
on-going, or future criminal activity
please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 864-984-4967.
Information will be kept confidential if requested.
The Community Services Division is responsible for the storage,
documentation, tracking and final disposition of all evidence/property
submitted into the property control system. The Evidence Custodian is
responsible for the collection of submitted property from the temporary
storage lockers as well as collection, transportation and processing of
items which require special handling or transportation needs. The
Evidence Custodian is also responsible for the research on the
disposition of the property in the custody of Property Control and
notification to deputies and property owners to insure that the property
can be disposed of in compliance with federal, state and local laws, and
Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Policies.