Criminal Investigation


Lt. Phil Burnham

The Criminal Investigation Division of the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office consists of three full time Detectives that investigate and process all crimes that that occur within the jurisdiction of the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office. Duties of the investigators include the following:

  • Investigating crimes
  • Investigating missing persons
  • Conducting interviews
  • Follow-up investigations
  • Surveillance
  • Preparation of warrants
  • Compiling case files


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John Hendricks 

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Chad Meli 

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Jenifer Osborn 


One detective is responsible for Sex Offender registration and handling all matters relating to sex offenders, including:

  • Sex Offender Registration
  • Follow ups
  • Issuance of warrants
  • Locating and tracking of offenders

If you have questions or information about sex offenders, you may call 501-362-8143.