The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) provides support to the Sheriff's Office by conducting timely and thorough criminal investigations. The division is dedicated to providing superior investigative services in order to preserve the quality of life of the citizens of Effingham County. The division's main function is to investigate criminal allegations referred to them, to include property crimes, crimes against persons, and drug investigations. 

Investigators work in collaboration with the public in sharing information that leads to the investigations of criminal activity along with local, state, and federal agencies, thereby enhancing our professional partnerships. The division is also active in partnerships with business members to assist in the identification of criminal or potential criminal activity. We maintain the highest levels of integrity and professionalism in all of our actions and we will treat all those whom we serve in a compassionate, sensitive, courteous, and professional manner.