The Criminal Investigation Section consists of six Detectives led by one Detective Sergeant, one Detective Lieutenant and one Captain.
Our goal – Our goal is to reduce crime in our community and assist crime victims by aggressively pursuing persons that commit criminal acts against society or individuals.
Assignments-Three Detectives are typically assigned to general investigations, two are assigned to narcotics enforcement and one serves as a Task Force Officer with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Areas of Operation - Our Detectives assist the Patrol section with cases that require lengthy investigation or that may require additional specific operations. They also originate cases that may be uncovered while investigating initial reported crimes. The Narcotics Detectives generate cases based on citizen complaints as well as cases resulting from undercover operations.
- Crime scene processing
- Suspect developmen
- Alternative latent print development
- Drug identification
- Questioned document identification
- Surveillance operations
- Interviews / Interrogations
Our Detectives may work at any hour of the day or night depending on the case(s) they are assigned. Detectives work cases both individually and collectively that are outside their normal areas. For example Homicide and Robbery cases usually involve all members of the Criminal Investigations Section. Our unit works closely with many other local, state and federal agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and others.
The Criminal Investigations Section is led by Captain Ronnie Wagoner.Captain Wagoner began his career in 1984 working for the Scott County Sheriff's Department, where he worked mainly in investigations until he accepted a position wtih the Georgetown Police Department in 1994. Captain Wagoner has worked from patrol to investigations and is currently in charge of the Criminial Investigations Section and Administrative Section of the Georgetown Police Department. Captain Wagoner graduated from Scott County High School and attended the University of Kentucky. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. and the Criminal Justice Executive Development Program at Eastern Kentucky University.
Lieutenant Don Mather serves as the Criminal Investigations Lieutenant. Lt. Mather began his law enforcement career with the Officer of Fayette County Sheriff in 1994. Lt. Mather joined the Georgetown Police Department in 1996 and worked in Patrol and Traffic Enforcement until 1998 when he was selected to be a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Section. In 2006 he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned responsibility for Training, Evidence and Fleet Operations. In 2011 he was promoted to his current rank of Lieutenant and assigned to The Criminal Investigations Section. Lt. Mather graduated Valedictorian of Class 237 at the Department of Criminal Justice Training, and is a graduate of the Academy of Police Supervision. In addition to his duties with CIS he is the departments Asset Forfeiture Coordinator, Traffic Collision Reconstruction Unit Commander and Senior Marksman with the Georgetown / Scott County Special Response Team.