As a primary function of this Division, criminal investigation aims at prompt, effective and efficient investigation of all crimes and offenses which occur within the James City County (JCC), identification and apprehension of individuals committing those crimes, and then the proper, legal charging, presentation in court of evidence, etc., to help ensure that perpetrators are held accountable for their crimes.

The Division has the responsibility of handling those criminal investigations which require special expertise, or which because of their complexity or geographical considerations do not lend themselves readily to completion by Patrol Officers.

Crime Line

The Department has been part of the Peninsula Crime Line since 1984. Since then, numerous JCC cases have been solved and arrests made due to caller's tips. The Peninsula Crime Line has paid out more than $22,000 in rewards for James City County cases since we have been a member. All money paid out for rewards comes from private citizen and business donations.

Callers to the Crime Line may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest. James City Crime Line number is 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or go to the website for the Peninsula Crime Line.