The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is led by Lieutenant Matt Lykins.

The Criminal Investigations Division of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigates all major crimes which include homicides, rape, sexual assaults, armed robberies, and other serious felonies. We also investigate a wide variety of crimes that include property crimes and fraud.

Each weekday the supervisor of the Criminal Investigations Division analyzes each report that was taken by deputies at the sheriff’s office. Depending on the type of crime and the circumstances of the crime each case is then assigned to a detective to work or assigned back to the reporting deputy to investigate.