(828) 452-6768 
(828) 452-6666 
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Waynesville NC 28786

Investigations - C.I.D. - Haywood County Sheriff's Office

Captain Tony Cope


(828) 356-2929


Lieutenant Matt Shell 


(828) 356-2939 

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office has a Criminal Investigations Division, or CID, that handles cases not readily resolvable on the initial call. These cases usually demand significantly more time than a patrol deputy can devote to a single case, and often require specialized training, experience and/or expertise. Besides working cases, detectives also assist Communications with validating NCIC entries, verify the addresses of registered sex offenders, and conduct criminal background checks on potential hires.

 CID consists of a detective captain who oversees administration, a lieutenant who works general crimes, a sergeant whose primary responsibility is controlling evidence, three general crimes investigators, one detective assigned to work child abuse cases, one sergeant and two detectives assigned to the multi-agency narcotics UNIT, as well as a part-time criminal analyst.