The purpose of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is to take a proactive approach to combating crime and to assist patrol officers in addressing their Community Policing projects. The unit’s daily responsibilities include proactive street level enforcement and crime suppression in those areas where calls for service are higher. Special Investigations detectives investigate violations of laws pertaining to narcotics, gang and vice-related laws and ordinances, prostitution, and asset forfeiture. The Special Investigations Unit employs various investigative and high profile tactics to address crime trends within the city of Citrus Heights.
SIU is a function of the Investigative Services Division and is under the direction of the Investigations Lieutenant. The SIU liaisons and works with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as Citrus Heights patrol officers and Code Enforcement staff to combat crime.
Narcotics Hot Line
In addition, the SIU monitors the Citrus Heights Police Department Narcotics Hot Line. Concerned citizens wishing to report suspected drug crimes occurring in their neighborhoods can submit an online tip. Callers can remain anonymous; however they should provide as much information as possible regarding the narcotic activity. If you prefer, you may also submit information about suspicious activity by completing a Citizen Concern Worksheet.
The Special Investigations Unit consists of 1 sergeant and 4 detectives. One of the detectives is currently assigned to the Sheriff's Regional Gang Task Force. The hours and work days are flexible in order to allow the unit to react to crime trends and specific operations.