The Durham County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division, commonly known as CID, provides professional investigative services to Durham County. CID is responsible for the investigation of felony and misdemeanor crimes, and may also conduct sensitive or special interest investigations as directed by the Sheriff. CID detectives primarily investigate felony-level crime and provide criminal investigative support to the Patrol Division. CID conducts a broad spectrum of criminal investigations to include deaths, sexual assault, armed robbery, burglaries, fraud, computer crimes and various other crimes. CID also provides criminal intelligence and forensic investigative support for the Patrol Division.
Contact the Durham County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (919) 560-0880.
Forensic UnitThe Forensic Investigations Unit is responsible for the processing, preservation, collection, and analysis of physical evidence at crime scenes. Methods used in the investigation process include but are not limited to: photography, videotaping, measuring, sketching, note taking, and latent fingerprint processing. The Forensic Investigator will determine appropriate methods and equipment to use at each scene based on training and experience.
Helpful LinksSAVAN/VINE: Custody status and offender information is provided by the statewide automated system (SAVAN) on behalf of the North Carolina sheriffs, the North Carolina Department of Correction and the North Carolina courts (District Attorney Offices).
In addition to automated notifications, crime victims can request to receive written notification by mail from the appropriate agency. If you would like to receive written notification and victim service assistances, please contact the agency that is currently managing the offender or court proceedings