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The Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit was established on October 1, 2014, as a cooperative effort between the District Attorney’s Office, Cedar Bluff Police Department, Centre Police Department, Leesburg Police Department, and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office in order to combine resources, improve communication among departments, and better investigate major crimes in Cherokee County.

The Major Crimes Unit is responsible for investigating major crimes including the following cases: homicides, missing persons, kidnappings, robberies, serious assaults, sex crimes, and arson.

The Major Crimes Unit is consists of personnel from the five participating agencies:

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Josh Summerford, Director
Chief Investigator, Sheriff's Office
Shawn Rogers
Investigator, Sheriff’s Office
Tony Monroy
 Investigator, Sheriff's Office
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Randy Mayorga
Chief Investigator, Centre Police
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Leigha Blake
 Investigator, Centre Police
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Brian Gilliland
Investigator, Leesburg Police
 J.P. Curry
Investigator, Cedar Bluff Police
Rhonda Jackson
Investigator, Sheriff's Office
Robert Johnston
Chief Deputy District Attorney

The Major Crimes Unit is governed by a board of directors which consists of the agency head of each of the participating agencies.

District Attorney
Mike O’Dell
Jeff Shaver
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Chief Kirk Blakenship

Chief Steve Walden
Cedar Bluff

The Unit is made possible by the cooperation between the District Attorney, the Sheriff, the county’s three police chiefs, the County Commission, and the Mayors of each municipality. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) also contributed to the operation of the Major Crimes Unit by providing funding for equipment and training.

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