The Investigators assigned to the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Persons Unit are responsible for investigating serious violent crimes such as homicides, suspicious deaths, abductions, sex crimes, violent assaults and domestic violence. Detectives assigned to this unit are highly skilled Investigators who have earned their positions by demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities crucial to a successful Investigator. Detectives cover all aspects of an investigation. They must work closely with prosecutors, forensic investigators, lab personnel, and other law enforcement officials.
The Crimes Against Persons Unit combats crime by conducting prompt and diligent investigations. Investigators maximize the use of all available technological resources and traditional investigative methods to solve crimes, track down and apprehend suspects and to locate missing persons and runaways.
The Crimes Against Persons Unit has a Victim/Witness Coordinator. The Coordinator works closely with victims, witnesses, and family members to keep them apprised of case development as well as assisting in meeting other needs they have.
All four of the investigators also have additional responsibilities that represent the Sheriff’s Office on a professional level. The additional assignments include Amber Alert / Missing Persons Task Force, SART / CART teams, composite artist and SWAT.