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The Criminal Investigation Division of the Sandpoint Police Department is committed to excellence during criminal investigations through innovative and efficient use of our resources. We are committed to achieving the greatest gains, preventing the greatest losses and bringing offenders to justice by diligently seeking to discover the truth, deterred neither by fear nor prejudice.

In order to accomplish our "MISSiON", we value and promote:

PROFESSIONALISM: We will serve to protect and defend all citizen's rights with dignity, honor and respect.

COMPASSION: Whether an investigation attracts world attention, or just means the world to a distraught family, we will strive to improve the quality of life for all citizens.

INTEGRITY: We will have the courage and the humility to do what is right, at the right time, in the right manner and for the right reason.

TEAMWORK: We will work in close cooperation with all officers, civilians and other agencies to complete our mission.

The Criminal Investigation Division is broken into two groups, General Investigations and Narcotic Investigations.  There are a total of 4 investigators, three assigned to General Investigations and one for Narcotic Investigations.  

The role of the Narcotic Detective is to investigate all narcotic related cases from possession of an illegal substance  to manufacturing and sale of an illegal substance.

They are also responsible for:

  • Tracking motorcycle gangs
  • Tracking Sex offenders
  • Cyber crime processing
    • Cell phone processing
    • Computers processing
  • Drug Court
  • Community awareness programs such as “Dangers of Drugs”    

The role of the General Detective is to investigate all other crimes ranging from vandalism to homicide.  They are also responsible for the following:      

  • Tracking Pawns
  • Background Investigations
  • Tracking Resent Parolees
  • Internal Affairs Investigation