Criminal Investigations

Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division's (CID) primary purpose is to conduct follow up investigations on various crimes against citizens and/or their property that occur within the city limits of Simpsonville.  The division is made up of multiple investigators that are assigned specific cases to follow up with.  Investigators normally are assigned cases that apply to their area of expertise.  However, investigators may also be assigned case types that fall outside their normal investigations.  The investigations division is under the direct supervision of Lt. Mike Thomas. 

For general inquiries into the investigations division please contact Lt. Mike Thomas at 864-688-1140 or mthomas@simpsonvillepd.com

Investigator Responsibilities

Investigators plan and conduct thorough criminal and other investigations. The investigator reviews evidence and reports, identifies suspects, obtains and serves search warrants and conducts searches, obtains arrest warrants, apprehends and arrests suspects, interviews victims and witnesses, questions suspects, maintains communication with informants, etc.  The Investigations Division plans and implements special operations and activities, including undercover operations, stakeouts and other surveillance activities that might be necessary to complete an investigation.  They prepare cases for court, attend hearings and provide court testimony as necessary.  Contact is maintained with the division supervisor who is kept informed as the case develops.   Investigators can also assist other officers with investigative duties as required. While the department has the use of the Greenville County Forensics Department to process crime scenes, our CID will usually process the crime scene themselves.  Our investigators are equipped with advanced forensic examination equipment such as fingerprint kits, complex camera equipment, night vision equipment and other surveillance equipment.  We also have the ability to generate photos from surveillance cameras in the local stores. 

Investigative Units

On this web site, the investigators have secure E-mail accounts.  You can send any Investigator within this Department a CONFIDENTIAL email by using the links below.  These emails are viewed strictly by the Investigator allowing you to forward any information about drug, criminal, or vice activity occurring in the City of Simpsonville without fear of it being seen by others.  We want your information to help us solve cases.

White Collar

The investigator assigned to this unit is responsible for cases that involve some type of financial crime.  Examples of these crimes are Credit Card Fraud, Forgery, Obtaining Money by False Pretense over $2000, Counterfeiting and Identity Theft. 

Investigator Cheryl Manley is assigned to the White Collar Investigations Unit.  Contact at cmanley@simpsonvillepd.com.

Property Crimes

The Property Crimes investigator is responsible for cases that involve crimes that are directed to the personal property of citizens and businesses.  Examples of these types of crimes are Burglary, Grand Larceny, Arson and Auto Breaking. 

Investigator Jim Donnelly is assigned to the Property Crimes Unit.  Contact at jdonnelly@simpsonvillepd.com

Violent Crimes

The Violent Crimes Unit investigates criminal acts that involve some type of violent act towards citizens.  Examples of these crimes are Homicide, Sexual Assaults, Robbery, Crimes Against Children and Carjacking. 

Investigator Keith Morecraft is assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit.  Contact at kmorecraft@simpsonvillepd.com

Vice and Narcotics

The Criminal Investigations Division also has officers assigned to Narcotics investigations. These investigators work solely on drug, gang, organized crime, and vice related complaints.  Examples of investigations that this unit handles are drug related cases, prostitution and gambling.  These cases can be referred to the Police Department through various means and can also be self-generated cases that the investigators initiate on their own.  

Tips or information regarding vice and narcotics can be forwarded to narcotictips@simpsonvillepd.com or by calling 864-228-2736.  Information providers can choose to remain anonymous.  

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