Operations

Investigations



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.
  1. Community Outreach & Enforcement
  2. Criminal Intelligence
  3. Financial Crimes
  4. Forensic Imaging
  5. Major Crimes
  6. Property Crimes
  7. Special Assault
  8. Traffic Safety

In the fall of 2015, Chief Templeman created the Community Outreach and Enforcement Team (COET) that balances social outreach and relationship building with criminal enforcement when necessary. With the help of social workers embedded with the team, officers are able to look for ways outside of the criminal justice system to offer help and improve the quality of life for individuals on the streets.  Through daily contact, officers try to assist frequent users and the chronically homeless by helping them overcome barriers to treatment and stability.

Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team

The Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) 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.

Specialty Units

This following specialty units are charged with targeting and suppressing selective street level crime problems within the city through the use of specialized enforcement methods.

  1. Anti-Crime Team
  2. Bomb Unit
  3. Community Outreach & Enforcement
  4. Customer Service
  5. Downtown Bicycle Unit
  6. Gang Response Unit
  7. Honor Guard
  8. K-9 Unit
  9. Marine Operations
  10. Special Operations
  11. Tactical Unit
  12. Traffic Safety
  13. Youth Services
This project oriented, proactive street team is charged with targeting and suppressing selective street level crime problems within the city through the use of specialized enforcement methods. The team utilizes non-traditional enforcement techniques such as plain clothes, undercover buy / bust operations, john stings, prostitution stings and stakeouts. Surveillance techniques used by the team include the use of electronic surveillance equipment, service of arrest and search warrants, abatement and code compliance mandates and other non-traditional enforcement tools.

The Anti-Crime Team communicates and works closely with the community, with the Patrol Division and with the various units in the Investigations Division as well as outside agencies.