Criminal Investigations

Commander Shawn FischerGreetings,


Thank you for taking a few moments to learn more about your Washington County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division.  My name is Shawn Fischer and I have the privilege of leading our extremely skilled group of detectives who specialize in investigating major felony crimes like homicide, child abuse, fraud, illegal narcotics, trafficking, gang violence and burglary.


The Investigations Division is also home to the Forensics Science Unit, which applies advanced technology in processing crime scenes and in the analysis of evidence collected at those scenes.  Our property and Evidence Team works diligently to ensure that collected evidence is properly packaged, catalogued, stored and readily available for examination by investigators, prosecutors, defense attorneys and juries.


Recognized for their expertise, your Sheriff's Office Investigations Division members are also routinely called upon by outside agencies to assist with investigations throughout the county.  These dedicated men and women train to elite levels and consider it an honor to serve the citizens of Washington County.


Please feel free to contact me with any feedback you may have regarding the services provided by this division.




Commander Shawn Fischer

Investigations Division