Fort Oglethorpe Police Department
900 City Hall Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Division Commander: Captain John Lanham
The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of one Captain, one Lieutenant, and 2 Detective Sergeants.
Detectives within the Criminal Investigations Division are responsible for conducting in-depth investigations of criminal cases and unsolved crimes. These cases usually require more time than what is practical for a patrol officer to accomplish on their shift. Our assigned detectives spent many years as patrol officers prior to their current positions. This allowed them to gain plenty of experience doing everyday police work before being asked to handle more serious, in-depth and complex cases. They now use their years of training and experience to aid them in solving these cases.
Detectives receive special training that assists them in successfully performing their duties. Some of this training includes interview and interrogation techniques, processing crime scenes, handling evidence, as well as other investigative procedures.