Criminal Investigations Division

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Captain Randy Starkey


Captain Starkey has dedicated 40 years to this department, dating back to 1979, when he was first hired as a patrol deputy. Over the years Captain Starkey was promoted to Detective, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant, and eventually to his current position as Detective Captain in 1995.

Sgt. Trevor Daniel

Sgt. Daniel has been employed with the sheriff’s office since 2000 and has a total of 24 years police experience. In the 20 years he has been with our department, Sgt. Daniel has held numerous positions including patrol deputy, field training officer, detective, swat team member, K-9 handler, and currently is the sergeant for the criminal investigations division and terrorism liaison officer.

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                The Criminal Investigation Division, commonly known as CID is committed to thoroughly investigating crimes in Dickson County with professionalism and compassion toward the victims. Detectives rotate on-call coverage during non-business hours to investigate major crimes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With 11 people in the division, we have over 230+ years of combined experience in CID.


                Detective’s duties are to conduct in-depth, non-partial investigations both reactively and proactively. Detectives investigate a wide variety of crimes from vandalism to homicide. CID is divided into Personal and Property Crimes. Personal crimes include assault, sexual assault, robbery, rape and murder. This includes child sexual and physical abuse as well as elder abuse. Property crimes include burglary, theft, and fraud. Detectives routinely attend specialized training to improve their skills. 


                 Each crime report is reviewed by a supervisor and based on several factors the report may be assigned to a detective for further investigations. Sensitive and special investigations are also conducted as directed by the Sheriff. CID works with the Department of Children’s Services, the District Attorney’s Office and other local, state and federal agencies. At the conclusion of an investigation, the case file is presented to the District Attorney’s Office to prepare for prosecution.