The Property Investigations Section investigates property related crimes with further detail about the units outlined below.
Property Crimes Unit
The Property Crimes Unit is responsible for the investigation of crimes against property such as burglary, theft, criminal damage, arson, vehicle theft and environmental crimes. The detectives review police reports generated by patrol officers, help in developing leads in various cases, and conduct surveillance to assist in solving property crimes. The detectives coordinate with other agency detectives in order to identify suspects and to coordinate efforts to apprehend those suspects.
Auto Theft/Repeat Offender Unit
The auto theft unit investigates not only auto thefts that have occurred, but it also looks at crime trends related to this offense. They strive to be proactive in their investigations as to where these crimes are occurring most frequently and the best ways to stop them.
The Repeat Offender Program is designed to enhance sentencing on repeat criminals throughout the state of Arizona. Detectives work closely with other law enforcement agencies and prosecutor throughout the state to identify repeat offender criminals. Once offenders are placed in the repeat offender program, they can receive increased sentencing over non-repeat offenders.
Financial Crimes Unit
The Financial Crimes Unit is divided into fraud investigations and computer forensic investigations. The fraud detectives investigate all types of fraud, forgery, identity theft, high-tech crime, and embezzlement cases. Detectives in this unit provide training for businesses and community groups on identifying white-collar crimes and ways to protect against them.
Criminal Apprehension Unit
The Criminal Apprehension Unit (CAU) is responsible for overall support and criminal apprehension functions for detectives of the Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) and patrol. The CAU fulfills the department’s commitment to implementing “due diligence,” as required by law, in locating and apprehending wanted persons with outstanding criminal warrants.