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Russ Lail, Lieutenant

Edward Affinito, Investigative Sergeant

Anthony Bruno, Investigative Sergeant Narcotics


The Criminal Investigations Unit is based out of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Stations in Queensbury, Warrensburg, and Chestertown. This unit is responsible for providing comprehensive investigative assistance along with technical support to units within the Sheriff’s Office and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout Warren County and New York State.

The Investigators assigned to this unit are highly trained in a multitude of areas such as crime scene investigations, sex offenses, assaults, homicides, burglaries, robberies, crimes against children, crimes against the elderly, auto theft, gang intelligence, financial crimes, white collar crimes, vice crimes, evidence collection, fire investigations, insurance fraud, accident investigations, narcotics investigations, illegal firearms investigations, sex trafficking investigations, human trafficking investigations and computer crimes. These areas only touch on the different crimes investigated by this unit and the training and expertise of the investigators assigned to the unit.

The unit is currently comprised of an Administrative Lieutenant, a Sergeant, who oversees daily operations, nine investigators, and four Patrol Officers. Current staffing levels have allowed for an investigator to be on call 24 hours per day/7 days per week