Cheek Promoted to Head Criminal Investigations for Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office | News

WENTWORTH – Detective Jonathan Cheek has been promoted to lieutenant and will oversee the Criminal Investigation Division, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office has said.

Cheek, who has worked for the sheriff’s office since 2007, has served as a patrol assistant, field training officer and detective, the sheriff’s office said in a press release. He was a member of the Sheriff’s Special Response Team and joined the Criminal Investigation Division in 2012.

Cheek will take care of the day-to-day operations of the criminal investigation and vice-narcotics divisions, the statement said.

“Lt. Cheek does a great job for the sheriff’s office and the citizens of Rockingham County,” Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page said in the statement. “He fully deserves this promotion.

Graduating from Rockingham County High School in 1990, Cheek attended Rockingham Community College before transferring to East Carolina University.

He has specialized training in unsolved case investigations and homicides, as well as interviews and interrogations, according to the sheriff’s office. Cheek has completed the Police Law Institute Course, the Police Institute Advanced Course, and Tactical Combat Casualty Care. He is a certified voice stress test examiner and has state intermediate and advanced law enforcement certificates.

Mark M. Gagnon