The Tuscaloosa County Homicide Unit was formed in November 1973. At that time four (4) employees were assigned to the multi-agency metro unit: two (2) investigators from the Sheriff's Office and two (2) from The Tuscaloosa Police Department.
The Homicide Unit has exclusive jurisdiction in the county for all investigations of homicides, unexplained death, sexual offenses, suicides, kidnappings and any other violent crimes against a person.
Presently there are ten (10) investigators assigned to the Homicide Unit and an additional four (4) supervisors, one clerk and a victim’s services officer. Investigators are assigned from: The Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office, Tuscaloosa Police Department, Northport Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department. In 2017 the Homicide unit worked over 800 cases.
The Homicide Unit is located at the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Homicide Unit is commanded by Captain Gary Hood (TCSO) and he is assisted by Captain Kip Hart (TPD).
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