The Detective Bureau (DB) is staffed by investigators specially trained in the gathering and assessing crime-related information, interviewing crime suspects and witnesses to crimes, and the physical investigation and processing of crime scenes for the purpose of identifying, collecting and preserving various forms of evidence.
Marine Safety Section
The Marine Safety Section provides boating safety education, inspects and licenses boat liveries, inspects watercraft, and enforces safe boating laws insuring the safe operation of watercraft on County waterways.
Metro SWAT & Crisis Negotiation Teams
Members of the Sheriff’s Office participate in a collaborative regional tactical and crisis negotiation team with other police agencies in Washtenaw County.
Police service horses, specially trained to serve in a variety of operational settings, provide a unique form of alternative patrol and response capability, often unmatched in its effectiveness.
Police Service Dog Teams
In a time where police activity is directed from a communications center miles away from where a Deputy Sheriff is engaging in investigative and enforcement activity, where considerable funding is spent on sophisticated service and investigative technology, a constantly sought after asset by the law enforcement patrol force remains the police service dog.
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Unit (RDSU)
The Reserve Deputy Sheriff Unit (RDSU) consists of approximately 20 highly trained volunteers who episodically supplement agency personnel resources in all divisions, as appropriate to their role, authority and agency need.
Underwater Search & Recovery Team (USRT)
Comprised of highly trained certified SCUBA divers from multiple divisions' within the Sheriff's Office, the Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT) is responsible for all water recovery operations within the County, including but not limited to the recovery of drowned persons.