The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Branch, (C.I.B.), is comprised of Criminal Investigators
supervised by two Senior Criminal Investigators.  The C.I.B. is a specialized branch, which fulfills the special
investigative needs for felony and major case investigations.  Investigators also receive hours of training in
many different aspects of criminal investigations.  This training includes, but is not limited to major case
investigation, homicide and death investigation, advanced accident investigation, hostage negotiation, fire
investigation, crime scene photography, interview and interrogation, sexual assault investigations, missing
children and counter terrorism.  C.I.B. also has special training in computer crimes and forensics.   

Sheriff's Criminal Investigators are part of the Columbia County Child Advocacy Centers multi-disciplinary
Teams, Welfare Fraud Task Force and Zone 14 Counter Terrorism Committee.   

Senior Investigator Kevin Skype supervises
major, high profile and unusual incident criminal
investigations
including homicide, robbery, vice crimes, sex offenses, arson, assault , burglary and
Welfare Fraud.  Investigators and Deputy Sheriffs also conduct informational lectures on subjects such as
Internet Safety, Identity Theft and Scams when requested.

Senior Investigator William Foster supervises the
Sex Offender Registry reporting requirements for
offenders who reside in areas of Columbia County that do not have a local police department.  He also
conducts and supervises internal affairs investigations for the Sheriff's Office and other county agencies,
Public Integrity investigations and Drug Education and Enforcement.   

For Non-Emergency contact of the Criminal Investigation Branch: 518-828-4316.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION BRANCH
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
David P. Bartlett, SHERIFF                     John W. Davi, UNDERSHERIFF
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