The detective function is a vital element in the Sheriff's law enforcement plan for Lane County. The Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) is focused on violent crimes (homicide, rape, felony assault and sexual crimes against children) which require extensive follow-up for successful prosecution.
This section unit consists of four detectives, and a detective sergeant assigned to investigate violent crime. Additionally, one detective is assigned to the county Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET).
Working as a unit, CIS has been extremely successful in bringing violent criminals to justice.