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

The Sheriff's Office Crime Lab/Property and Evidence is located on Breslauer Way and provides investigative and evidentiary services to the unincorporated areas of the county as well as within the City of Shasta Lake.

Periodically, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office utilizes a third party auction company to sell adjudicated or unclaimed evidence and property which may include such things as small electronics, computer equipment, household items, cellular telephones, automobile accessories, sporting goods, jewelry and other similar type items. These items may be viewed at


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.