Criminal Investigations

The members of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) are responsible for investigating serious crimes against persons and property, to include: murder, assault, sex abuse, child abuse, rape, burglary, major theft, and computer crimes. They provide investigative support, as well as develop and share intelligence information, within the Graham Police Department and with outside law enforcement agencies to ensure the effective and efficient follow-up of all major crimes that require investigative personnel resources.

The division consists of 5 detectives, 1 sergeant, 1 corporal, 1 drug taskforce detective and 2 criminal detectives.

Detectives have developed areas of expertise in subjects such as homicide investigation, assaults, sexual assaults, child abuse and neglect, juvenile crimes, forgery and fraud, white collar crime, computer crimes, arson, burglary, domestic violence, and a limited amount of crime scene processing. The Detectives also maintain a close working relationship with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies along with the District Attorney’s office.

Detectives may carry an average of 17 cases each. To maximize effectiveness, the department uses solvability factors in assignment of cases. Cases that meet certain criteria are assigned for follow-up. However, each case is reviewed to consider special circumstances. This allows detectives and patrol officers to spend more time on cases that stand a greater likelihood of being solved.

The division supervisor works closely with Crime Stoppers to solicit information about crimes.

Crime Stoppers (336) 229-7100

Frequently Asked Questions

How does someone become a detective?

A detective must serve as a patrol officer before being considered for the Criminal Investigative Division. Patrol officers handle cases that do not require a detective. Patrol officers also assist in major crimes that occur on their shift until a detective arrives on the scene.

What happens with my case after it is assigned to a detective?

A detective will contact the victim within 72 hours after being assigned the case. The detective will review the patrol officer’s report and ask follow-up questions as needed. Investigation continues until the case is solved or all leads have been exhausted. This can range from a day or two to many years.

How can I get information regarding my case?

Call the detective assigned to your case for an update.

Detective Sergeant Daniel Sisk Criminal Investigations
(336) 570-6711 ext. 210 Email Dsisk@cityofgraham.com

Detective Corporal R. Hendricks Criminal Investigations
(336) 570-6711 ext. 229  Email rhendricks@cityofgraham.com

Detective J. Payne Criminal Investigations
(336) 570-6711 ext. 243 Email jpayne@cityofgraham.com

Detective N. Judge Criminal Investigations
(336) 570-6711 ext. 236 Email njudge@cityofgraham.com

The division’s Lieutenant may also be able to answer your questions and can be reached at (336) 570-6711 ext. 233

Lieutenant Pete Acosta
Email pacosta@cityofgraham.com