Deputies arriving at a crime in progress are often able to accomplish an arrest on the spot. However, except for critical situations, crimes reported after-the-fact require detailed investigation for the gathering of information. Facts and evidence developed during the investigative process must be sufficient for an arrest warrant to be issued. (The Sheriff’s Office has to prove who committed a crime) Often, investigative workload and priorities mean that some cases are not processed as quickly as victims perceive they should be. Knowing who is assigned to your case and providing any additional information that is discovered after a crime is reported is often vital to getting a case resolved.
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