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Detectives investigate the more serious crimes in our county. These crimes include but are not limited to, murder, rape, burglaries, sexual assaults, kidnapping and arson. Most often the crimes investigated are felonies in nature.


Darke county has 5 full time detectives assigned to the Sheriff's Office. Major cases can involve many hours of time and effort to bring them to a successful conclusion. The experience and training of the detectives are a key element to solving those cases.

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