When investigations become more complex than are typically handled by the deputies of the Uniform Patrol Division, the Criminal Investigations Division takes over. The primary function of the Criminal Investigations
Division is to conduct follow-up investigations and interviews after initial reports have been taken. Investigators conduct both formal and informal interviews with victims, suspects, and witnesses; analyze information garnered from interviews for validity and accuracy; and compile all information gathered into a formal case file to be presented in court.
To best serve the citizens of Banks County, the Criminal Investigations Division is separated into five subsections; crimes against persons, property crimes, white collar crimes (fraud, forgery, etc.), narcotics investigations, and the Criminal Interdiction Unit. Each investigator assigned to a different section receives specialized training in their particular field.
The Criminal Interdiction Unit consists of deputies who are specifically trained to detect and stop criminal behavior. This may be accomplished by way of specialized patrols or through specific events, dubbed "special operations".
The Criminal Interdiction Unit is also home to the Banks County Sheriff's Office's three multi-purpose canines. These dogs are trained and certified to perform a variety of tasks including tracking, article searches, narcotic detection, and criminal apprehension.
Banks County Sheriff's Office
160 Windmill Farm Road, Homer, GA 30547
Anonymous Drug Activity Tip Form:
Please be as specific as possible.
Phone: (706) 677-2248
The Narcotics Investigations section of the Criminal investigations Division employs the specific training and years of experience of several of the Banks County Sheriff's Office's deputies to combat illegal drug activity taking place in Banks County and the surrounding areas.
Within the Narcotics Investigations section there are investigators specifically tasked with working narcotics investigations inside of Banks County. These cases range from small amounts to large-scale investigations. To leave an anonymous tip about drug activity taking place in Banks County simply enter the information into the form to the left of the page.
The Banks County Sheriff's Office also recognizes that it is sometimes necessary to combine resources with other agencies: As such, the sheriff's office has deputies attached to both the Appalachian Regional Drug Task Force and the Atlanta-Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA). For more information on these two organizations, click on their names or on the links in the list on the left of the page.