» CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISIONS
Crime Scene Investigation
The Newton County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigations is part of the Criminal Investigations Division. Crime Scene Investigators are responsible for documenting crime scenes; identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence. These investigators also process evidence collected and submitted by other divisions of the Sheriff's Office. Investigators assigned to this unit receive specialized training in crime scene processing and evidence collection.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office Evidence and Property Unit is responsible for the control, storage and security of physical evidence and property collected by its personnel in a manner that preserves the item. The department will securely maintain all evidence and property until final disposition.
Evidence includes items of property which have some connection to a crime. Items held as evidence are usually retained until the prosecution of the criminal case has been concluded on all parties involved in the case.
If you have found property, please call the Sheriff's Office as soon as possible. Found items may not be lost, but may have been stolen or involved in the commission of a crime which police may currently be investigating. Found property can be turned over to any law enforcement officer or brought to and law enforcement facility.
Release of Property
Release of property is by appointment only. An appointment can be made by calling the phone numbers below. Proof of ownership and a picture ID are required for the release of all property. If you have questions about property or need to retrieve property from the dpartment, please contact our Evidence Technician, Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at (678) 625-1408, (678) 625-1515 or (678) 625-1539. Hours for release of property are from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM and from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
Newton County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigation Division
Evidence & Property Section
15151 Alcovy-Jersey Road
Covington, GA 30014
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
(Closed weekends and holidays)
Crime Suppression Unit
The Newton County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) was created by Sheriff Brown as a response to increased crime in our county. CSU is a specialized team of deputies assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division that protect the citizens of Newton County by working specific crime patterns or trends. The Crime Suppression Unit targets high crime areas in an effort to reduce crime in that area.
Special Investigations Unit
The Special Investigations Unit is made up of agents from the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Covington Police Department. These agents investigate cases involving narcotics and other vice crimes that occur within Newton County. The Special Investigations Unit regularly works in conjunction with state and federal agencies to target these crimes.
Sex Offender Unit
The Sex Offender Unit is in charge of monitoring all registered sex offenders in Newton County. The unit ensures that all offenders abide by any court ordered restrictions through community supervision and compliance checks. Investigators with the Sex Offender Unit routinely work with the Department of Corrections and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to effectively monitor offenders.