The Criminal Investigation Division is commanded by Major Bill Thompson, who has over 39 years of Law Enforcement experience with the majority of that experience in General Investigations and narcotics related cases. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, the National Crime Prevention Institute, the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection Program, The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Advanced Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs School, and many other Law Enforcement classes and seminars.
The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for the investigation of all felonies committed in Daviess County. This includes, but is not limited to, murders, rapes, robberies, burglaries, major assaults, stolen vehicles, and thefts and narcotics investigations. Lieutenant Morgan Palmiter, Detective Sergeant Jerry Spurrier, Detective Jared Spurrier, Detective Brad Youngman and Detective Jared Ramsey have many years of combined experience that is of great benefit to this community. They are committed to protecting and serving the members of this community, and making it a safe environment in which to live and raise our children.
The Criminal Investigation Division was expanded dramatically under the leadership of Sheriff Cain. At one time Sheriff Cain, then a detective, was the only investigator assigned to C.I.D. Realizing that the citizens of this community deserved an active and dedicated Criminal Investigation Division, Sheriff Cain expanded this unit to include six full time Detectives. In fact, Lieutenant Palmiter, Sergeant Spurrier and Detective Youngman have completed the Academy of Police Supervision (APS) course. Lieutenant Palmiter in 2011, became the first Deputy from the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office to complete the Criminal Justice Executive Development (CJED) course.