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Investigative Services

The "Mission of the Investigation Services Division" is to identify, document and collect all evidence and information at crime scenes for identifying, apprehending and convicting the guilty and to exonerate the innocent.

The Mesquite Police Department Investigative Service Division (ISD) is staffed with one Sergeant, and three Detectives. These Detectives are experienced and highly trained investigators whose sole job is to investigate and solve a wide range of crimes. They have specialized knowledge, skills and resources enabling them to solve cases ranging from forgeries, frauds, thefts, robberies, rapes, child and adult abuse, homicide and other suspicious deaths. Detectives have been trained in the processing of fingerprints, photography and all aspects of crime scene investigation.

In many cases, the patrol officer who took the initial report, will be able to investigate this case and bring it to a resolution. If the offense is serious or the officer was unable to complete the case during his shift, it may be assigned to a Detective for follow up. In some cases, there may not be enough evidence to conclusively point to a suspect. In all cases, the Mesquite Police Department Investigative Service Division is here to serve the citizens of our community.

If you have questions about the status of your case or if you need to report a crime, please call (702) 346-5262.