Criminal Investigations Division - Fannin County Sheriff's Office

Criminal Investigations Division

Crimes Against The Person. Crimes Against Property. Financial Fraud and Identity Fraud.

The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) is tasked with investigating all crimes that are not solved by deputies initiating the preliminary investigation. Investigators become involved in an investigation in one of two ways.

First, an individual investigator is always on call, and may be requested any time day or night by responding deputies. Second, each report that is written in the field is reviewed by the C.I.D. commander, and then assigned to a particular investigator that is trained to conduct such investigations. In addition to investigations, C.I.D. is responsible for the maintenance of evidence and property related to criminal cases and the supervision of sex offenders and the sex offender registry.

Additionally, C.I.D. conducts proactive and reactive investigations based upon citizen concerns and information. These investigations often include locating and apprehending fugitives, drug and narcotic search and seizures, and locating stolen property.


Crimes Against Person: These crimes include assaults, batteries, robbery and sexual assaults. These types of crimes include injury or assault to children.

Crimes Against Property: These crimes include thefts, burglaries, damage, and arson.

Financial Fraud and Identity Fraud: These include financial cards, forgeries, and related crimes.



Captain Justin Turner is a 1992 graduate of Fannin County High School. Justin began his law enforcement career in 1997, as a jailer at Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. After graduating North Georgia College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice that same year, he attended the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy and began working in uniform patrol for the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office. Justin took a break from law enforcement for an enlistment in the United States Army, where he had the privilege of serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2003, Justin was assigned to the Zell Miller Mountain Parkway Drug Task Force. Justin returned to the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office in 2006, where he was promoted in criminal investigator. Justin was assigned Criminal Investigations Division Commander in 2009 and promoted to the rank of Captain in 2017. Justin also returned to college and earned his Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Georgia.

Captain Turner oversees the daily and special operations of the Criminal Investigations Division and serves as both a general and firearms instructor for the Sheriff’s Office. Captain Turner also commands the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. While off duty, Justin enjoys teaching as an adjunct professor of criminal justice and spending time with his family doing farm chores.



Cpt. Justin Turner


Captain Justin Turner

(706) 258-5234

INV. Sgt. J.K. Davenport

(706) 258-5233

INV. Erin Sehl

(706) 946-4354


(706) 258-5231

INV. Brad Mathis

(706) 946-4349

Evidence and Property

To pick up evidence, contact Captain Justin Turner or Sgt. JK Davenport at (706) 632-2044.  If evidence is being held for court, then it may only be released after a disposition is received from the Appalachian Circuit Office of the District Attorney.

Anonymous Tip Submission

Anonymous Tips

C.I.D. appreciates your tips about all types of criminal activity within Fannin County. In partnership with the community, we can continue to make a difference. Remember, you can remain anonymous.

Call 706-964-TIPS (8477) or submit an Anonymous Submission


Case Status

If you would like to know the status of your current case, please call your assigned investigator, or e-mail them. Call ahead, as investigators are often out of the office and working out in the field. If you are in doubt who is assigned to your case, call the office at 706-632-2044.



If you need Law Enforcement assistance, but it is not an emergency, call 706-632-2044.
If your case can be handled by telephone, your call will be transferred to the appropriate Zone Deputy or Supervisor for assistance.