Grenada County
Sheriff's Office
Grenada, Mississippi
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Criminal Investigation

The Grenada County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigators are a multi-task-orientated unit of highly trained and experienced criminal investigators.

The Investigators core values are to Identify Crime, Solve Crime, and Obtain Convictions that enhances the quality of life for the citizens and visitors to Grenada County utilizing a data-driven crime reduction strategy.

It is the commitment of the these highly trained investigators to strive for excellence and professionalism; to provide compassion and understanding while diligently working for the citizens of Grenada County in their time of need.

The Investigative division is made up of Sonja Willis and Joey Ward along with the Grenada County Sheriff's Office Fire Investigator Terry Neal Slaughter. 


Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Investigator 
Sonya Crump Willis  

Deputy Sonja Crump Willis has worked for the Grenada County Sheriff's Office since 1997. She is trained as a Forensic & Sexual assault Investigator. She is as well trained in the field of Sexual Assault & Evidence Collection, Child Advocacy, Domestic Violence, Critical Incident Stress Management and Crime Victim Compensation. 


Joey Ward

Investigator Joey Ward has worked for the Grenada County Sheriff's Office since March 2018. He is trained in Homicide and Crime Scene Management, Detective and Criminal Investigation, Death and Homicide Investigation, Child Death Investigations, Homicide and Crime Scene, Management, Hostage Negotiation's, Covert Surveillance, Cell Phone Evidence, Courtroom Testimony, along with other certifications.   

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Fire Investigator 
Terry Neal Slaughter

Fire Investigator Terry Neal Slaughter has worked for the Grenada County Sheriff's Office since June 2022.