Captain of Investigations

(252) 902-2658

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Forensic Services Unit

(252) 902-2750


Criminal Investigations Unit

(252) 902-2702

Investigation/Admin Division

This division is divided into the following units:

  • Criminal Investigations Unit

  • Special Operations Unit

  • Crime Scene Forensics Unit

  • Victims Advocacy Unit

  • Community Impact Unit


Special Operations Unit

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Community Impact Unit

(252) 902-2727

Criminal Investigations Unit

Conduct sophisticated criminal investigations across the full spectrum of possible legal violations "Major Crimes".

Special Operations Unit

Conduct investigations into suspected criminal violations involving highly specialized areas of focus.  Specialized teams include; Narcotics, Street Crimes, and Human Trafficking. 

Crime Scene Forensics Unit

The Forensic Services Unit is responsible for:

  • Processing crime scenes

  • Evidence collection

  • Forensic photography

  • Processing evidence involving crimes against persons (i.e. Robbery, Homicide, Sexual Assaults, and Property Crime i.e. Breaking and Entering)

  • Evaluating and interpretation of evidence after processing

  • Collecting and comparing fingerprints from crime scenes and evidence submitted for individualizations

  • Assisting in processing scenes for Major Crimes and evidence for smaller surrounding agencies upon their request.

  • Testifying in court on the evidence collected at crime scenes, the methods used in the processing of evidence and the results of processing and how it relates to the crime.



Evidence processing takes place in the Nationally Accredited Forensic Services Unit laboratory, which offers a multitude of modern equipment. The presence of advanced equipment and processing methods aides in solving cases, arresting criminals, and preparing cases for prosecution.

The Forensic Services Unit is also responsible for the intake, storage and management of all property and evidence. The unit's evidence control personnel are responsible for all research into and action taken in the proper disposition of property and evidence.

The Forensic Chemistry Section analyzes all unknown substances to include controlled substances for the Sheriff’s Office and other agencies upon request on a case by case basis.Specially trained Forensic Investigators are tasked with the reconstruction of scenes of crimes against persons, such as shooting incident reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis.


The only truly impartial witness available to the court is physical evidence and the only way its value is diminished is in its handling and interpretation. Having professional Forensic Analysts and Detectives ensures that the value of physical evidence is available to the court in its most objective and complete state.


For more information, you can contact Lt. Ken Ross who is head of this unit.

(252) 902-2750


Victim's Advocacy Unit

Victim Advocacy is an important function of assisting our citizens when a crime occurs against them. Our advocates are available to assist both law enforcement officials and victims during this sensitive time.


Our office is located in the Sheriff's Office at the courthouse, 100 W. Third Street. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday.

Our Investigators and our Advocates are members of the Pitt County Sexual Assault Response Team; the Pitt County Domestic Violence Network; the Pitt County Human Trafficking Task Force and the North Carolina Coalition Against Human Trafficking. 

For more information on the tasks of a Victim Advocate please visit the Victim Advocacy Program Page

Community Impact Unit

  • Provide school resource officers for security and mentoring services at Pitt County Schools.  

  • Instruct the county D.A.R.E. program.  

  • Conduct community education programs in crime prevention, church security, neighborhood watch, and other areas on request.  

  • Staff special events such as festivals and parades.


  • Conduct programs such as citizen academies and summer camps.

  • Operate the Therapy K-9 Program.