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Special Investigations Unit

Special Investigations

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) supports the Patrol and Investigations Divisions. The SIU works closely with the Clackamas County Inter-Agency Task Force (CCITF) and other state, local, and federal law-enforcement agencies.

The Unit's goals include:

  • Reducing the incidence of drug, vice and organized crimes in the county
  • Providing special assistance to other units within the Sheriff's Office and other criminal-justice agencies
  • Establishing and maintaining a spirit of cooperation and communication among Clackamas County criminal-justice agencies
  • Supporting the uniform Patrol Division in its efforts to enforce drug- and vice-related criminal activity
  • Working with and providing a resource to community members and groups and helping to educate them about illegal drug-related activities

The Unit conducts both long- and short-term conventional and undercover investigations. The investigations include but are not limited to:

  • Illegal manufacture, delivery and possession of controlled substances (drugs)
  • Illegal gambling
  • Prostitution
  • Other organized criminal activity

Because of the recognized connection between drug abuse and many other crimes, the Unit's emphasis is on drug enforcement, including:

  • Clandestine drug-lab investigations
  • Marijuana-cultivation investigations
  • Major to minor drug dealer investigations
  • Organized gambling investigations
  • Criminal-conspiracy investigations
  • Undercover prostitution stings

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