This division consists of Captain Mike Ryles and Lieutenant Chuck Noles.
Our Captain is Mike Ryles, he started his career with Greene County Sheriff’s Department in 2002. He spent approximately two years as a detention officer where he was a sergeant in the Greene County Detention Center. There he worked on the daily duties, booking, and the needs of the inmates. As a sergeant, he supervised his fellow detention officers. In 2004, he accepted a patrolman position at the Marmaduke Police Department, and he graduated from the Black River Technical College Police Academy.
In 2005, he returned to the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. He worked as a night shift patrol deputy, and then was promoted to night shift sergeant. As a Greene County Deputy, he assisted CID during multiple theft and drug-related investigations.
On January 1, 2015, He was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division at the rank of Lieutenant. In that position, he worked closely on several narcotics and theft investigations. In April of 2017, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and lead investigator.
Lieutenant Chuck Noles has been in some kind of service to his community and/or county all of his adult life. At a young age, he was drafted into the Army, where he spent 21 years. He then spent 20 years at West Memphis Police Department. At W.M.P.D. he was a criminal investigator for 7 years. Lt. Noles says his biggest goal as a criminal investigator is to get the drugs off the streets of Greene County.
The division's core operations are to investigate crimes of various natures. Criminal Investigations Division (CID) tasks include but not limited to recovering stolen property, helping to prepare evidence for trial, investigating felony and misdemeanor crimes, and offering testimony in court about the gathered evidence.
The Criminal Investigations Division is a multi-task-orientated unit of highly trained and experienced criminal investigators.