The Criminal Investigations Division of the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney consists of nine full time detectives, including the Chief County Detective and one Detective Sergeant who supervise the day-to-day operations of the unit.
County Detectives are sworn police officers and are empowered to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth throughout Monroe County. Our detectives initiate their own criminal investigations and make their own arrests similar to any other police department.
Each detective in the unit specializes in a particular type of investigation – ranging from homicide to illicit drug sales to sexual predators to cybercrime and other high-tech investigations. However our detectives operate as a team and are often called upon to investigate crimes outside of their individual specialty.
In addition, detectives from our Criminal Investigations Division assist local police departments and the Pennsylvania State Police on a regular basis, lend prosecutorial support to the Assistant District Attorneys as needed, and operate the county’s digital forensics program.
The Criminal Investigations Division coordinates and supervises the Monroe County Drug Task Force, the Monroe County Gang Task Force, and the Monroe County DUI Task Force. County Detectives are all active participants in each Task Force.
In addition to each Detective’s specialty, County Detectives are also tasked with the investigation of any crime committed on county property, including the Monroe County Courthouse and the Monroe County Correctional Facility.