Kerry L. Kirn
The Clark County Sheriff's Office Detective Division is comprised of one captain who oversees four detectives and one drug investigator.
Detectives within the division have specialized training and
assignments in the areas of internet crimes against children, sensitive crimes, arson investigations and property/evidence room management. In addition all the detectives have training in homicides, death investigations, sexual assault, child abuse, burglary, and theft investigation. Detectives also assist the patrol division with initial investigations and major traffic crashes. The drug investigator has the primary responsibility to target drug distribution and production within Clark County. The drug investigator is also assigned to the West Central Drug Task Force in Eau Claire WI.
Each of the detectives attends one to two weeks of specialized training per year as it relates to criminal investigation. Detectives are also a resource for the patrol division when they need guidance on how to proceed with their cases. Detectives are also responsible to provide schools and citizen groups within Clark County presentations on internet safety, educating the community on current drug issues, providing information to parents on how to keep their children safe, and providing information to the elderly on safety issues and scams that target their age group.