Investigations is part of the Enforcement Division and oversees the Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit, the Property and Evidence Lab. It additionally works as a liaison with the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF), and the North State Initiative California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (NSICAL-MMET).

Crime Lab/Property and Evidence

In May of 2003, the newly recognized "Crime Lab" moved from it's old location on Butte Street in downtown Redding to Breslauer Way, after remodeling the old Shasta General Hospital. The new facility has allowed us to provide a higher caliber of service to the community.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce we will sell, at auction, miscellaneous items such as small electronics, computer equipment, household items, cellular telephones, automobile accessories, sporting goods and jewelry. The auction will be conducted on the Internet. Interested persons may view the items and submit their bids by logging onto


Major Crimes Unit

The Major Crimes Unit is comprised of eight investigative positions, one sergeant, and a lieutenant. The unit's primary responsibility is to conduct thorough and comprehensive investigations into serious and violent crimes, to include:

  • Homicide
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Sexual assault crimes 

The Major Crimes Unit works closely with local allied agencies including the Redding Police Department, Anderson Police Department, Shasta County District Attorney's Office, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Justice and the FBI.

Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force

The Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF) is a collaborative effort to reduce narcotics within Shasta County. It is comprised of the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, Shasta County Probation, Redding Police Department, Anderson Police Department, California Highway Patrol.

If you have any information regarding drug tips, drug trafficking, unusual odors, etc., please call (530) 224-4804 to provide this information anonymously.