Investigations Division

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The Shelby Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit is made up of one Lieutenant, one Sergeant, and six Detectives.  These Detectives primarily work a felony caseload, and are available to respond to an incident 24/7.

Every incident report filed by our agency is forwarded through this unit.  Cases which meet certain criteria based upon solvability factors are assigned to an investigator for follow-up.  These cases are assigned based on the type of crime and each of our investigator’s expertise.  Members of this unit conduct interviews and lawful searches during an investigation to gather information or evidence useful in reconstructing the occurrence or circumstances of an illegal act.  The primary duties of an investigator include: the apprehension of offenders, recovery of stolen property, preparation of cases for court prosecutions, and presentation of evidence in court cases.

Contact Information

Lt. Scott Champion

Office: (704) 484-7151

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Sgt. Jason Benfield

Office: (704) 669-6641

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Assistance for Victims of Crime

Victims of all but a few felonies and all domestic violence assaults have rights afforded to them through North Carolina General Statues.  Law enforcement agencies investigating these offenses have a duty to make victims aware of information they have a right to know.

The Shelby Police Department Criminal Investigations unit is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to incidents within our community.  Outside of normal business hours, these Detectives often work on an on-call basis.  However, you can contact a representative of our agency at any time at (704) 484-6845.

Resources Within Our Community

  Medical Services

In any emergency, always call 9-1-1 for assistance.  Within the City of Shelby, there are many resources available to citizens in need of medical attention.

Cleveland County Emergency Medical Services

100 Justice Place

Shelby, NC 28150

(704) 484-4984

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Cleveland County Public Health Center

200 South Post Road

Shelby, NC 28152

(980) 484-5100

Website: Click Here

Carolinas Healthcare System-Cleveland

Medical Center

201 E. Grover Street

Shelby, NC 28150

(980) 487-3000

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Pathways Mental Health Clinic

609 North Washington Street

Shelby, NC 28150

(704) 751-3693


Crime Victim Compensation Services

In North Carolina, compensation funds for victims of crimes are handled through the NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, Victims Compensation Services Division.

Victims Compensation Services reimburses citizens who suffer medical expenses and lost wages as a result of being an innocent victim of a crime committed in North Carolina.  Victims of rape, assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and drunk driving, as well as the families of homicide victims are eligible to apply for financial help.

Victims Compensation Services

4703 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-4703


Website: Click Here


For more information about victim’s rights, visit the North Carolina Victim’s Assistance Network

District Attorney’s Office

The Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office is located next to the Cleveland County Law Enforcement Center at 314 East Marion Street.  The District Attorney’s Office has a Victim’s Advocate who is available to assist victims of crime in our community.

Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office

Mike Miller, District Attorney

100 Justice Place

Shelby, NC 28150

(704) 476-7810






NC Statewide Automated Victim Assistance and Notification

SAVAN (Statewide Automated Victim Assistance and Notification) helps victims of crime get custody status and court information about offenders.  It is free 24-hour per day service that is available in both English and Spanish. In addition, SAVAN automatically notifies registered victims of important events, such as release of an inmate or scheduled court events.

You can access the SAVAN System by calling 1-877-NCSAVAN (627-2826), or access their website by clicking here.

You can also download a copy of the Shelby Police Department’s pamphlet, A Guide for Victims of Crime in Shelby, by clicking here.