Cold Cases

/Cold Cases

cold-case-unit-membersIn August 2016 the SCMPD launched a Cold Case Unit to review unsolved homicides and other major crimes in the Savannah-Chatham jurisdiction. The mission is to help bring closure to victims of these crimes.

There are seven part-time detectives assigned to this unit, bringing with them more than 180 years of total policing experience and more than 130 years of investigative and forensics experience.

 

 

 

“We want to continue our commitment to protect and serve this community and build trust by providing additional services to crime victims and their families,” said Lt. David Barefield, Commander of the Cold Case Unit. “We are hoping with the vast knowledge, skills and abilities of these seasoned investigators we can shed new light on unsolved major crimes and help give the families of some closure.”

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Cold Case Investigators

Paul McBurney, 30 years of law enforcement experience: Chatham County Police Dept. and SCMPD.  12 years of investigative experience.

Billy Ray, 30 years of law enforcement experience:  Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Chatham County Police Dept., BOE, and SCMPD.  27 years of investigative experience.

Dennis Malott,  22 of law enforcement experience:  Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Chatham County Police Dept. and SCMPD.  15 years of investigative and forensics experience.

Roy Willis, 30 years of law enforcement experience:  Chatham County Police Dept. and Effingham Co. Sheriff’s Office.  25 years of investigative and forensics experience.

Bud Pierce, 35 years of law enforcement experience:  Kelso, Washington PD, Chatham County Police Dept., SCMPD, DEA and Thunderbolt PD.  25 years of investigative experience.

Tarra Smith,  8 years of law enforcement experience:  SCMPD.  3 years of investigative experience

Angela Hammond,  13 years of law enforcement experience Atlanta Police Dept., 9 years of investigative experience

 

Cold Case Unit Commander

Lt. David Barefield, Commander of the Cold Case Unit, 15 years of law enforcement experience with SCMPD, 13 years of investigative experience.

Cold Case Unit Phone Number

(912) 525.2799


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