Criminal Investigations Unit

About Investigations
The Show Low Police Department's Criminal Investigations Unit is responsible for the complete and accurate followup investigations of all crimes, including property-related crimes, occurring in the City of Show Low.

The Investigations Unit consists of:
  • 1 Sergeant
  • 3 full-time Detectives
  • 2 School Resource Officers
  • 1 full-time Crime Scene Investigator/ Evidence Technician
  • 1 part time Crime Scene Investigator/Evidence Technician
Each detective is responsible for an assigned caseload and is focused on the successful investigative completion and prosecution of each case. This is accomplished by working directly with the courts, county attorney, and law enforcement community to achieve this unit goal.

Additional Information

To date:
  • Each detective, on average, carries 12 to 15 cases per month.
  • The unit generates 10 to 15 original investigations per month on top of the assigned cases.
  • The unit generates 6 to 10 arrests per month.
  • The unit completes or assists in the completion of 4 to 8 search warrants per month.
  • To date, the Investigative Unit has obtained a 100% clearance rate on all homicide investigations occurring in the City of Show Low, including 6 homicides since 2009.
  • The unit has assisted in the recovery and /or seizure of over $200,000 in money and property in the last year. Furthermore, the unit conducts special investigative actions which include:
    • Response and assistance with the Navajo County Homicide Task Force.
    • Enforcing the School Resource Officer Program and involvement in the Show Low School District programs and activities. This includes instruction of the GREAT and DARE programs.
    • Completion of pre-employment and liquor license application background investigations for the City of Show Low.
    • Management of intelligence and information related to Homeland Security issues involving Show Low and eastern Arizona.
    • Conducting forensic interviews working in conjunction with the Navajo County Advocacy Center involving sexual assault and child abuse investigations.