Elkhart County Sheriff's Department

Detective Bureau

Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau staff is tasked with conducting complex and basic criminal, and occasionally civil, investigations. These investigations range from homicide to criminal mischief and harassment allegations. Investigators were placed in either property crimes investigations, the child victims unit or the special victims unit. In addition, the detective bureau is responsible for the following:

  • Warrants
  • Criminal Details
  • Polygraphs
  • Cell Phone Analysis
  • Crime Analysis
  • CSI Lab
  • Drug Drop
  • Public Presentations
  • JDAI (Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative)
  • Child Fatality Review
  • Child Protection Team
  • Sex Offender Registry and Home Checks
  • Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Computer Forensics
  • ICE (Interdiction Covert Enforcement)
  • Community Oriented Policing
  • Internal Affairs
  • Homeland Security
  • Inmate transports
  • Court Security


Capt. Jeff Siegel, Detective Bureau

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Captain Jeff Siegel started his career in law enforcement as a jail officer with the Lagrange County Sheriff's Department. In 1991, he began working at the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department and was assigned to the Patrol Division. After working a short time in Patrol, Siegel accepted an assignment to work in the multijurisdictional drug unit known at that time as the Elkhart County Drug Task Force. In 1997, he was promoted to Detective and in 2004, he was promoted to his current position of Detective Captain. Captain Siegel is a polygraph examiner and member of the American Polygraph Association.