Help the Law, Make the Call
Division Commander: Lt. Jason Watters
The Detective Bureau is comprised of police officers assigned to conduct investigations. After the patrol division submits an initial police report, it is reviewed by supervisors. If the case requires additional investigative work it is assigned to a detective who will investigate it until its completion. These responsibilities include conducting both general and advanced investigations.
General investigations usually include burglary, thefts including stolen autos, fraud, missing persons, assaults, juvenile delinquency, and other common occurrences. In addition to general investigations, the detectives in Pemberton Township investigate specialty type cases as homicide, weapons offenses, narcotics, cyber crimes, fraud, and sexual assaults. Each detective has their own ‘specialty' in these areas. Our juvenile detective is responsible for investigating juvenile welfare matters and delinquency issues, and the Domestic Violence Response Team.
In between these investigations, detectives also complete background investigations for various permits such as, liquor licensing, gold sales, used car dealers, and others as needed.
Investigative personnel are on call 24 hours a day should their assistance be required at a crime scene.
Lt. Brian Smith supervises the day to day operations of the Detectives assigned to the Bureau. If you have questions pertaining to a current investigation, please do not hesitate to contact the Detective Bureau at 609.894.3310.