The Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office investigators work on a wide variety of cases that include homicides, robberies, burglaries, thefts and just about any other type of reported criminal activity. Once a crime has been reported, the detectives are responsible for the ensuing investigation and efforts to bring the perpetrator(s) to justice. Investigators have been supplied with the latest advances in technology to investigate criminals and drug activity. With such a diverse caseload, these investigators must be skilled in the many methods of investigating the criminal element. The primary responsibility for any law enforcement agency is to investigate crimes committed against the citizens it is sworn to protect. The Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office investigators provide the necessary skills, tools, and attitude to handle the task at hand.
When Sheriff Mitchum took office in 2005 there were no investigators or Investigations Division in place at the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Mitchum, having experience as a criminal investigator, knew that it was vital that an Investigations Division be established to ensure an effective law enforcement presence in the county. Since 2005, two full time investigators and one part-time investigator make up the Twiggs County Investigations Division. Investigators are: Lt. Robert Rodgers, Lt. William “Chip” Stokes, and Major James Faulk.
|INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION (left to right): Lt. Robert Rodgers, Major James Faulk, Lt. William "Chip" Stokes|