Frederick joins prosecutor’s office staff as criminal investigator

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew County Prosecutor Lindsey Holden-Kay has announced that her office has hired Jay Frederick to fulfill its new role of criminal investigator.

Jay Frederick

In this capacity, Frederick will be responsible for coordinating the investigative activities of the office, promoting effective working relationships with partner law enforcement agencies, and coordinating with the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
Frederick is a lifelong resident of Bartholomew County and recently retired from the Columbus Police Department (CPD) after serving 23 years. Prior to that position, he served 10 years with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) for a total of 33 years of experience in law enforcement. During his time at CPD, Frederick supervised the Criminal Investigations Division first as its Lieutenant then later as its Captain.

The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of the department’s Detective Unit, the Intelligence-Led Policing Unit, and the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team (JNET). Frederick is a longtime member of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and current state chapter president. He is a certified medico-legal death investigator and past president of the Bartholomew County Substance Abuse Council.

His professional specialties include death investigations, as well as investigating crimes
against children and narcotics offenses.

According to Holden-Kay, “Our office is absolutely thrilled to bring Jay on board. I could not
imagine a better fit for this role. The office has long been in need of a criminal investigator and I am so excited to make this a reality during my first year in office. With our current caseloads at an all-time high, Jay will no doubt have a full plate on day one, but I am confident he will do an amazing job and be a real asset to our team.”