Criminal Investigations Unit

The Show Low Police Departments Criminal Investigations Unit is responsible for the complete and accurate follow up investigations of all property and person related crimes occurring in the City of Show Low. The Investigations Unit consists of 1 Sergeant, 3 full-time Detectives, 1 full-time Crime Scene Investigator/ Evidence Technician and 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. To date:

  • Each Detective on average carries 12 to 15 cases per month.
  • The Unit generates 5 to 10 original investigations per month on top of the assigned cases.
  • The Unit generates 5 to 10 arrests per month.
  • 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 six 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 

The Unit further conducts special investigative actions which include: 

  • Response and assistance with the Navajo County Homicide Task Force.
  • Completion of pre-employment and liquor license applications background investigations for the City of Show Low.
  • Management of intelligence and information related to Homeland Security issues involving Show Low and Eastern Arizona.
  • Conduct forensic interviews working in conjunction with the Navajo County Advocacy Center involving sexual assault and child abuse investigations.