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.
At the present time twelve (12) investigators are assigned to the Homicide Unit. This includes four (4) investigators who investigate Domestic Violence cases only. Currently investigators are assigned from: The Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office, Tuscaloosa Police Department, Northport Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department.
The Homicide Unit is housed at the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Homicide Unit is headed by Captain Gary Hood.
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