The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) deals with a range of vice related
offenses such as drugs, prostitution, gaming, bars and other licensed
establishments. It is also assigned other duties as necessary. One of these
includes the follow-up investigation of non-fatal drug overdoses during their
tour of duty.
SIU normally works from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM seven days a week, but will work on
special assignments as needed. It has eight officers
assigned to it, including the OIC (a lieutenant) and an Executive Officer (a
Many of the officers assigned to the SIU have extensive investigative
experience including experience in the preparation of search warrants. Their
expertise has proven invaluable in assisting other members of the department.
SIU coordinates with the Drug Task Force to enhance our drug enforcement
SIU has been responsible for removing large quantities of illegal drugs and
firearms from our community. It also visits bars and other licensed
establishments and takes enforcement action where needed.