Criminal Investigations Division
Captain Michael Powell heads up the Criminal Investigations Division, which includes General Crimes Investigations, Juvenile Investigations, Narcotics Investigations, Forensic and Drug Lab.
He was encouraged at a young age to be interested in a career in Law Enforcement or Fire Department, by many of his relatives working in both Law Enforcement and Fire Departments in Augusta Georgia. Captain Powell first started his career in Law Enforcement with the Augusta Police Department in 1988 as a patrol Officer.
Captain Powell’s career with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office started as a Reserve Deputy where he served for several years, and then in June of 1995 was hired on as a full time Deputy. Captain Powell has had the opportunity to work for three Sheriff’s while at the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Powell was able to advance his career by working in every division at the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. In May 2014, he was promoted to Captain of Investigations, where he applies his experience in all sections under the Investigations Division.