Criminal Investigation Division

Criminal Investigation Division

The Criminal Investigation Division is composed of several Units, these are:

Fraud And Forgery Unit

The Forgery/Fraud Unit of the Criminal Investigation Division is assigned the responsibility of investigating violations of Georgia Law primarily related to the following areas:

  1. Forgery 1st Degree (O.C.G.A. 16-9-1 (b)) & Forgery 2nd Degree (O.C.G.A. 16-9-1 (c))
  2. Forgery 3rd Degree (O.C.G.A. 16-9-1 (d)) & Forgery 4th Degree (O.C.G.A. 16-9-1 (e)).
  3. Financial Transaction Card Theft (O.C.G.A. 16-9-31) & Financial Transaction Card Fraud (O.G.C.A. 16-9-33)
  4. Identity Fraud (O.C.G.A 16-9-120, 16-9-121, and 16-9-125)
  5. Theft by Taking and Related Statutes
  6. Computer Crimes and Related Statues including, but not limited to Computer Theft and Computer Forgery
  7. Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA).
  8. Criminal Attempt to Obtain Firearms – Possession of Firearms by Convicted Felons and First Offender Probationers (O.C.G.A. 16-11-131).
  9. Other criminal violations as directed by the Sheriff or the Division Commander.

Fugitive Apprehension

The Fugitive Section primarily investigates and locates defendants named in criminal arrest documents that are violent offenders, have extensive criminal histories or are evading arrest. The Unit is responsible for processing and coordinating all Extradition/Fugitive from Justice cases.

The Extradition Deputy shall ensure that all paperwork is obtained and executed in accordance with the law and that everything is properly documented. The Fugitive Apprehension Juvenile Deputy shall serve all arrest documents, subpoenas and Juvenile Complaints and investigate all Juvenile Complaints in accordance with this policy and the laws of the State of Georgia.

Offenses investigated by the Fugitive Section may include, but not limited to, the following types of cases:

  1. Murder;
  2. Rape;
  3. Armed Robbery;
  4. Aggravated Assault or Aggravated Battery;
  5. Kidnapping;
  6. Child Molestation;
  7. Cruelty to Children (felony);

Domestic Violence Unit

The Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Unit is primarily responsible for processing, serving and enforcing all civil processes, warrants, protective Orders and other court documents pertaining to domestic or family violence.

Sexual Offender Unit

The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by State Statute to enforce all local and state laws regarding convicted sex offenders. Deputies assigned to this unit shall ensure that all statutes are enforced, violations are investigated and registered sex offenders are managed in compliance with state and local laws.

MCS Organized Crime Task Force

The Marietta/Cobb/Smyrna Organized Crime Task Force was formed in March of 1980 by the Sheriff of Cobb County, the Cobb County Director of Public Safety, the Marietta Chief of Police, the Smyrna Chief of Police and the Cobb County District Attorney. The MCS Organized Crime Task Force is sub-divided into two separate units, each with its own Unit Commander, personnel and responsibilities. The two units are identified as the:

  1. The MCS Narcotics Unit is responsible for all narcotics enforcement including but not limited to investigation of street level sale and/or possession of drugs, drug trafficking, smuggling operations and any other investigation involving the use, possession or distribution of drugs.
  2. The MCS Intelligence Unit is responsible for the investigation and prosecutorial aid of persons and groups involved in criminal activity that would define them asa criminal organization. This would include investigations involving: human trafficking, illegal firearms sales, organized drug distribution, white collar crimes and any crime which would support criminal street gangs.

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit

It is the policy of the Sheriff’s Office to provide assistance to all law enforcement agencies within Cobb County by operating and managing a Crime Scene Unit, primarily responsible for photographing, collecting, processing and preserving evidentiary material.

Evidence Custodian

The Evidence Custodian is responsible for securing and maintaining all evidence collected by any Deputy of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, as well as transport of evidence to and from the State Crime Lab.

The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is committed to giving the most professional, fair, and impartial law enforcement and detention operations possible while ensuring accountability, respect, and community-oriented partnership.

As a part of our continuing efforts to achieve operational excellence, the Cobb County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking accreditation by CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. CALEA officials would like to hear from the public regarding how our agency is operating within the community. Please follow this link to provide Public Comment on the CALEA website:

Accreditation Public Comment Portal

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