"Wherever he steps, whatever he touches, whatever he leaves, even unconsciously, will serve as a silent witness against him. Not only his fingerprints or his footprints, but his hair, the fibers from his clothes, the glass he breaks, the tool mark he leaves, the paint he scratches, the blood or semen he deposits or collects. All of these and more bear mute witness against him. This is evidence that does not forget. It is not confused by the excitement of the moment. It is not absent because human witnesses are. It is factual evidence. Physical evidence cannot be wrong, it cannot perjure itself, it cannot be wholly absent. Only its interpretation can err. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it can diminish its value."
- Professor Edmond Locard
The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division will assign, equip, and train skilled officers to investigate, through the most professional and advanced means available, any crime that occurs within, or affects the citizens of, Augusta County.
Criminal Investigations Division:
The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is commanded by Lieutenant Caleb Spence who serves as the Division Commander. Lt Spence is responsible for case review and assignment for the Sheriff’s Office, and also carries an investigative caseload.
The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of Sergeant Steven Cason, and five Investigators who investigate crimes against persons, property crimes and computer crimes. The Investigators carry a case load of approximately 75 to 100 cases, per investigator, per year. These cases consist of major crimes generally felony in nature. These investigations may include robberies, homicides, sexual assaults, forgeries, breaking and entering, and major larcenies.
Virginia Forensic Science Academy Alumni
Lieutenant Aaron Leveck - 70th Session
Lieutenant Brian Jenkins - 77th Session
1st Sergeant Michael Roane - 88th Session
Investigator Connor Tobin - 96th Session