The Investigations Division works to bring to justice all those who, by their deeds, would attempt to bring harm to our community. Investigators work closely with victims of crimes and local prosecutors.
The Investigations Division is divided into separate units that follow-up on major incidents and prepare cases for presentation in court.
Contact the division for general investigations questions.
The Collision Investigation Unit investigates all traffic collisions to their logical conclusion. These include: traffic fatalities, vehicular homicides, vehicular assaults, felony hit & runs and collisions that need reconstructing for civil proceedings purposes.
The Criminal Intelligence Unit collects, organizes, analyzes, maintains and disseminates information on activities and operations of individuals, associates or groups suspected of, or involved in, criminal activity. This Unit works with other units, divisions and law enforcement agencies to prevent and discourage the presence of organized criminal activities within the community.
The Financial Crimes Unit focuses on repressible criminal activity, working closely with others in the policing community, the Prosecutor’s Office and citizens to conduct follow-up investigations in instances of criminal activity involving forged or counterfeit access devices, identity theft, other financial crimes and crimes involving forged documents, with the focus being on the identification and successful prosecution of offenders.
The Forensic Imaging Unit works to recover evidence and other valuable data from computers, media devices and other electronics to aid in criminal investigations by collecting and preserving data without changing or harming the original evidence. During their investigation, detectives work to find all relevant facts involved in the criminal investigations that now, or have ever existed.
The Major Crimes Unit investigates all violent crimes against persons to include the investigation and management of missing person’s cases, runaway youth and inactive homicide files. This unit deals with crimes of violence to include: homicide, robbery, assaults, harassment and other cases.
Select detectives in this unit participate on the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) which is a team of investigators, evidence technicians, records specialists, and public information officers from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies and Washington State Patrol who respond to and investigate police use of force incidents.
The Property Crimes Unit focuses on the crimes of theft, burglary, possession of stolen property, fraud, acts of vandalism and arson. Working closely with other personnel throughout the police department and the community, the unit strives to identify those responsible for these acts, pursue successful prosecution, recover property and enable restitution for victims.
The Special Assault Unit investigates cases involving physical and sexual abuse of children and adults along with managing the Registered Sexual Offender Program. The unit seeks the highest level of successful prosecution through a victim oriented investigative process.