Criminal Investigation

BANDIT Narcotics/ Vice Unit 

The Boise Police Vice and Narcotics Unit is a pro-active unit that investigates controlled substance violations, human trafficking, prostitution and gambling violations. 

Property Crimes 

Property Crime detectives regularly investigate the following crimes: residential, commercial and vehicle burglaries, arson, unlawful use and or possession of explosives (including Post-Blast Investigations), grand theft and all felony theft-related matters such as vehicle theft, theft by deception, theft by possession, felony malicious injury to property/vandalism, and computer fraud (including other computer related crimes.)

Financial Crimes 

The Financial Crimes Unit is responsible for felony fraud related crimes. Regular investigations include Issuing Checks Without Funds, Issuing Checks on Closed Accounts, a variety of forgeries including Passing a Forged Instrument, Counterfeiting (on a variety of documents including credit cards) and or Passing Counterfeit Currency and Unlawful Use of Financial Transaction Cards.

Criminal Intelligence Unit 

The mission of the Boise Police Criminal Intelligence Unit is to provide law enforcement with criminal information base on Organized Crime and Domestic Terrorism in order to protect the public and suppress criminal activity, while preserving individual's constitutional rights and privileges. 

Gang Unit 

The Boise Police Department Gang Unit will suppress gang activity and/or organized crime in Boise through aggressive investigation and enforcement of crimes committed by gang/organized crime members and their associates. 

Violent Crimes Unit 

 The overall responsibility of the Crimes Of Violence Section is to investigate felony crimes related to Violent Crime issues including Homicide, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Battery, Kidnappings, collateral crimes, and missing persons.

Special Victims Unit/Crimes against Children 

The Special Victims Unit investigates cases involving alleged sex crimes and child abuse. SVU is located at the Ada County Family Justice Center, known as FACES, 417 S. 6th Street, Boise, ID 83702.

Crime Lab 

The Crime Lab provides forensic services for criminal investigations.  Analysts evaluate and examine evidence, interpret results, provide technical assistance and training, as well as provide expert testimony on examinations conducted.  Analysts are on-call and respond to crime scenes for forensic services. 

Victim Witness Services Unit (208) 577-4415

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