The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for the investigation of serious crimes that occur in Cherokee County. The Division is staffed with eight full-time detectives. Detectives not only receive cases assigned for further investigation from the Patrol Division, but they also work with the Department of Social Services and independent leads in their pursuit of justice. In addition, the unit has specialized training on crimes involving Internet Crimes Against Children and other electronic crimes. The Investigation Division operates under the leadership of Chief Deputy Joe Wood.
The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program was created to help State and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. The program is currently composed of 59 regional Task Force agencies and is funded by the United States Office Of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.