Downtown Coeur d'alene In The Evening, Kootenai County. Courtesy of Quicksilver Photography.
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division initiates or conducts follow up investigations on criminal reports primarily generated by the Patrol Division.
The Detective Division has 16 sworn personnel divided into four teams or units that work different categories of crimes. Those units are Major Crimes (homicide/ assaults/ domestic violence/ Joint Agency Critical Incident Team), Special Victims (sex crimes/ crimes against children / registered sex offenders), Property Crimes (theft/ fraud/ burglary), and Special Investigations (drugs /gangs / Joint Agency Violent Crime Task Force).
The Evidence Section supports the proper collection, storage and disposition of evidence in criminal cases. They also attempt to return found property to its rightful owner. Sheriff sales are handled by Reinland Auctions.