The Division is divided into two separate units: Major Crimes Investigations, and Special Investigations. There are fourteen deputies/investigators assigned to the investigations division. The investigations Division is lead by a Captain. The Major Crimes Investigations Unit has one Lieutenant, one Sergeant and nine investigators. The Special Investigations Unit has one Lieutenant and two investigators assigned to that unit.
The York County Sheriff’s Office also has three Deputies who are graduates of the Virginia Forensic Science Academy. There is one Academy graduate assigned to the Investigations Major Crimes Unit and another assigned to property and evidence. The Forensic Academy graduate performs regular law enforcement or Investigator duties as well as serves in the capacity of a Forensic Technician at major crime scenes. A York County Forensic Technician is available to assist Deputies and Investigators on any crime scene 24 hours a day. The Forensic Technician routinely responds to complex crime scenes involving deaths related to un expected, un-natural, and suspicious deaths, recovery of biological fluids, fingerprints, tool marks, shoe/tire impressions, blood spatter analysis or when scenes need to be documented photographically.