There are three Investigators in the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office. The Investigators work day shifts during the week; however, one is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for major incidents.
The LCSO Investigators handle a wide range of duties. They are responsible for all major investigations, as well as conducting routine case work involving burglaries, thefts and criminal mischief. The Investigators work closely with the Fire Marshal to determine the cause of all suspicious fires and also work with the Coroner in cases of suicides or unattended deaths. They coordinate all investigations with city, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Property and Evidence
The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office employs an Evidence Technician. This person is responsible for the security and control of seized, recovered and evidentiary property as well as abandoned, lost or found property in the custody of LCSO. Additionally, the Evidence Technician serves as support to the investigators in the collection of evidence, coordinates with the forensic scientists at the Crime Lab and interfaces with the courts and County Attorney's office in maintaining chain of custody.