The Criminal Investigations Division of the Andrew County Sheriff's Office is comprised of a committed full-time investigator with various specialties who investigate the full range of crimes against persons and property. Investigator areas of expertise include forensics, violent crimes, interview and interrogation, sex crimes, crimes against children, and illegal narcotics investigations.
Major crimes and other criminal activities frequently require considerable time in follow-up investigation, evidence gathering, and interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects. These duties are often beyond the scope of the patrol officer's duty assignments. The investigators augment the initial investigation by the patrol officer who first responds to the report of a crime. The investigator is responsible for following all possible leads, leading to the apprehension of the criminal offender. Upon successful completion of the investigation, the Investigator submits the case to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office for criminal charges.
Any persons wishing to provide information regarding a criminal offense and/or information regarding an ongoing criminal investigation may contact the Investigations Division or call the TIPS Hotline at 816-238-TIPS to leave an anonymous tip.