City Services

Investigations Division

The Investigations Division includes the Criminal Investigations Unit and the Special Investigations Unit..   

Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU)

The CIU detectives' primary duty is to conduct secondary investigations for felony crimes.  Examples include homicides, robberies, arsons, prostitution, identity thefts and fraud.  Detectives have many investigative specialties and a high level of training and experience.  The section includes a Detective Sergeant and four general case detectives.

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

The SIU consists of a Sergeant, Juvenile Detective, SIU Detective, School Resource Officer (SRO), and a Crime Analysis and Prevention Officer.

  • The Juvenile Detective conducts felony investigations involving juvenile victims and suspects.  The detective receives specialized training in conducting interviews with child victims.  The Juvenile Detective coordinates the registered sex offender notification and monitoring program, and conducts Child Protective Services referral investigations.
  • The SIU Detective primarily conducts felony sexual assault investigations where adults are victims.  This detective and the Juvenile detective are cross trained to assist each other in their investigations.
  • One School Resource Officer provides services to the Bothell High School.  The SRO works hard to bridge gaps between police officers and young people, helping to increase positive attitudes toward law enforcement.  During the summer months, the officer is busy preparing for the next school year, working on special projects, and assisting with regular Patrol duties.   The School Resource Officer program provides:

Visible, active, law enforcement figures on school campuses, dealing with law enforcement related issues.

Classroom resources for instruction in law enforcement related education, violence diffusion, safety programs, and alcohol and drug prevention.

A team approach of the officer, faculty and administration working together to solve problems in the school community.

Credible resources for the students, teachers, and parents.

A safer school environment.

  • The Crime Analysis and Prevention Officer analyzes crime trends and provides timely pertinent information that will assist Department members and the community with targeted enforcement and strategy development. The officer coordinates crime prevention services, provides Neighborhood Block Watch support, and provides business crime prevention and workplace violence prevention education.  

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