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Investigations Division

Criminal Investigations Division

The Grant County Criminal Investigations Division (CID) stands as a crucial pillar of the law enforcement agency, comprised of regular detectives and narcotics detectives. This specialized unit embodies the agency's commitment to thorough investigations, justice, and safeguarding the community from criminal activities. Through their expertise, dedication, and tireless pursuit of truth, the detectives of the CID play a pivotal role in unraveling complex cases, apprehending suspects, and ensuring the safety and well-being of Grant County residents.

The primary mission of the CID is to investigate and solve a wide array of criminal cases, ranging from property crimes and thefts to more serious offenses such as homicides and assaults. Regular detectives within the division focus on these diverse investigations, employing a combination of traditional investigative techniques and modern forensic tools to uncover evidence, build cases, and bring offenders to justice.

The role of narcotics detectives within the CID is equally significant. These specialized officers are dedicated to combating the proliferation of illegal drugs within the community. By identifying drug trafficking networks, tracking down sources of illegal substances, and conducting undercover operations, narcotics detectives contribute to the agency's efforts to curb drug-related crime and enhance community safety.

The CID detectives are equipped with a wide range of skills that enable them to excel in their roles. They possess a keen eye for detail, exceptional analytical abilities, and a strong understanding of criminal behavior. Their capacity to connect dots, follow leads, and gather evidence allows them to reconstruct events, identify patterns, and make informed decisions that lead to the resolution of cases.

One of the strengths of the CID is its collaborative nature. Detectives work closely with other law enforcement divisions, agencies, and departments, pooling their collective expertise to tackle complex cases that may span multiple jurisdictions. This spirit of collaboration not only enhances the agency's efficiency but also strengthens the law enforcement community as a whole. ‚ÄčThe Investigations Division works closely with all law enforcement agencies in Grant County;  Marion Police Department; Gas City Police Department; Jonesboro Police Department; Upland Police Department; Fairmount Police Department; Matthews Police Department; Swayzee Police Department; Sweetser Police Department; Van Buren Police Department; Department of Children Services; Grant County Prosecutor’s Office; Indiana State Police; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF);  Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); and many others.

The success of the CID hinges on the detectives' commitment to thoroughness and diligence. They painstakingly piece together evidence, interview witnesses, analyze data, and pursue leads until the truth emerges. This dedication to the investigative process ensures that justice is served and the rights of both victims and suspects are upheld.

The narcotics detectives' dedication to combating drug-related crime has a profound impact on community well-being. Their efforts contribute to reducing the presence of illegal substances, minimizing the associated societal harms, and creating a safer environment for residents. By addressing the root causes of drug-related crime, they play an essential role in preventing its recurrence.

The CID detectives also exemplify the agency's commitment to innovation and ongoing training. In a rapidly evolving landscape of technology and criminal tactics, detectives participate in continuous learning to stay updated on emerging trends, forensic techniques, and best practices in investigation. This commitment ensures that the CID remains effective in tackling the ever-changing challenges of law enforcement.

Beyond their investigative roles, the detectives of the CID contribute to community engagement. Their interactions with the public, victims, and witnesses foster positive relationships and build trust. Community members recognize their dedication to seeking justice and appreciate their commitment to ensuring safety and security.

In conclusion, the Grant County Criminal Investigations Division stands as a beacon of justice, expertise, and dedication within the law enforcement agency. Comprising regular detectives and narcotics detectives, this specialized unit plays an indispensable role in solving crimes, apprehending offenders, and enhancing community safety. Through their tireless efforts, collaboration, and commitment to the truth, the detectives of the CID reflect the agency's values and its unwavering dedication to serving and protecting the residents of Grant County.

If you have information on a crime contact us today!

Detective Lieutenant Matthew Ogden

765-662-9864 ext. 4214

mogden@grantcounty.in.gov

Detective Sergeant  Erin Keppeler

765-662-9864 ext.  4215

ekeppeler@grantcounty.in.gov

Detective Sergeant Anthony Purdy

765-664-0019

apurdy@grantcounty.in.gov

Detective Brad Moore

765-662-9864 ext. 4212

bmoore@grantcounty.in.gov

Detective Sean Shields

765-664-0019

sshields@grantcounty.in.gov

Detective Jared Shrontz

765-664-0019

jshrontz@grantcounty.in.gov