Patrol/ Criminal Investigations

The General Patrol and Traffic Sections respond to emergency and non-emergency calls from the public to ensure the safety and welfare of the community.

         Man arrested     car crash

 The Traffic Section specializes in accident reconstruction, traffic enforcement and commercial vehicle inspections. 
To report intoxicated drivers to law enforcement, call the non-emergency dispatch number at (928) 763-1999.

Our School Resource boat patrolOfficers are assigned to provide law enforcement services and education within Bullhead City schools.

The Waterways Unit is comprised of school resource officers and other personnel who patrol the Colorado River during the summer season.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigations consists of the General Investigations Section, the Property Crime Unit, the Vice Narcotics Section, the Forensics Section, two Gang Interdiction Officers and a Terrorism Liaison Officer.

The General Investigations Section is tasked with investigating crimes such as homicides, sexual offenses and crimes against children, property crimes, fraud and assault.

MethamphetamineThe Vice Narcotics Section works closely with other agencies and task forces (such as MAGNET) to investigate the illegal use and distribution of illicit drugs.

To submit a narcotics tip, email:

The Forensic Section is in charge of processing the evidence collected at crime scenes. The Forensic Section responds to major crime incidents to document and collect evidence.      

The Gang Interdiction Officers are assigned to a state gang task force (GIITEM). This unit focuses on gang activity and the gathering of gang intelligence.

The Property Crime Unit works with the local pawn shops and secondhand dealers to try and match items and to identify stolen items with the goal of reuniting property to its rightful owners.Report it, property inventory website It’s important to write down all serial numbers, note identifying information and take photographs of your property. This will aid detectives in recovering your property if it is every stolen, plus puts a criminal behind bars. A free, secure online service called Report It allows you to build a personal property inventory list.