The Detective Bureau investigates complaints that are taken by Sheriff's deputies. The detective is responsible to collect and analyze evidence, interview victims, witnesses and potential suspects. They conduct surveillance, reconstruct crime scenes, obtain search warrants and work closely with the Prosecutor's Office. They are responsible for investigating all crimes committed with the jurisdiction of the Hillsdale County including:

  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Check Complaints
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Stolen Vehicles
  • Larcenies
  • Breaking & Entering
  • Armed Robbery
  • Assault
  • Drugs
  • Homicides/Death Investigations

If you would like to contact a detective, please call (517) 437-7317. Continuing training in investigative skills, interviewing techniques and managing evidence is a priority to the HCSO Detective division.

The Detective Bureau is under the command of Undersheriff Roger Boardman. The Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office has one full-time detective:  Detective Lieutenant Lance Benzing.