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The Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D.) of the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office is a dedicated team of detectives works tirelessly to uphold justice and ensure the safety of our community. Under the expert leadership of First Sergeant B. Vanlandingham, our division oversees and coordinates the investigation of all major criminal cases, playing a vital role in supporting law enforcement operations across the county.

Our mission is clear: to conduct thorough, efficient, and impartial investigations, striving for excellence in every case we handle. With a commitment to integrity and professionalism, we work collaboratively with local, state, and federal agencies to bring perpetrators to justice and provide closure to victims and their families.

The detectives of the Criminal Investigation Division are highly trained and experienced professionals who specialize in a wide range of criminal offenses. From the investigation of petty theft to complex homicide cases, our team is equipped to handle any challenge that comes our way. Some of the key areas of focus for our detectives include:

Petit Larceny/Grand Larceny: Investigating theft offenses, whether they involve minor property crimes or large-scale thefts.

Fraud: Combating various forms of fraud, including identity theft, financial scams, and fraudulent schemes.

Domestic Violence: Providing support to victims of domestic abuse and holding perpetrators accountable for their actions.

Burglaries: Investigating break-ins and burglaries to ensure the perpetrators are apprehended and property is recovered.

Sexual Assaults/Rapes: Pursuing justice for victims of sexual violence through thorough and sensitive investigations.

Child Pornography: Combating the distribution and possession of child pornography to protect the most vulnerable members of our community.

Robberies: Investigating violent robberies and ensuring those responsible are brought to justice.

Arson: Determining the cause of fires and prosecuting individuals involved in arson-related crimes.

Home Invasions: Investigating and prosecuting criminals who invade the sanctity of people's homes, causing fear and harm to residents.

Homicides: Conducting comprehensive investigations into homicides to bring closure to families and ensure justice is served for the victims.

Our detectives utilize cutting-edge investigative techniques, forensic technology, and collaboration with other agencies to gather evidence, identify suspects, and build strong cases for prosecution. We are committed to serving the community with compassion, professionalism, and dedication, striving to make Westmoreland County a safer place for all residents.

If you have any information related to a criminal offense or need assistance from our division, please don't hesitate to contact us. Together, we can work towards a safer, more just community for everyone.