The Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is divided into two units: The Tuolumne Narcotics Team and General Investigations. The investigators work under the command of one lieutenant and two Sergeants.
In the General Investigations Unit all crimes to be investigated are divided into three groups:
Crimes Against Persons - Murder, assault, sexual assault, kidnapping, elder abuse, and rape
Crimes Against Property - Burglary, theft, embezzlement, forgery, and possession of stolen property
Child Sex Crimes - Handled under a Multi-Disciplinary Protocol involving the District Attorney, Probation Department and Child Welfare Service
One investigator is assigned full time to the Kids Interview Team (KIT) with the responsibility for investigating all child sexual abuse cases involving victims under 14 years old.