Criminal Investigations

Duties & Responsibilities

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is commanded by Major C. Moose and 1st Lieutenant R. Barkley. CID is supervised by 1st Lieutenant R. Barkley along with 1st Sergeant D. Earnhardt. The division consists of a squad of criminal investigators (detectives) that do follow-up investigations on crimes such as homicide, rape, robbery, burglary and forgery. The squad has 6 criminal investigators.

Sheriff Rowan County Criminal Investigations Division

Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Investigations are conducted by 2 crime scene investigators and 1 evidence custodian. These officers are also responsible for investigating registered sex offenders and sex offender violations.

Children & Juveniles

The Sheriff’s Office works closely with the Rowan County Department of Social Service in investigating child abuse complaints. The office has a squad of 4 specialized investigators assigned to investigate child sex abuse and juvenile cases.


All the investigators work a rotating schedule, the same as patrol, so there is an investigator scheduled 7 days a week to increase response to crimes in Rowan County.


If you have information on any criminal activity, please call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700 or, call the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 866-639-5245. If you have an emergency call 911.