The Investigations Unit is responsible for investigating all crimes that require follow up that the Patrol Division does not have the time or resources to handle. This results in better criminal investigations and allows patrol officers to respond to calls for services more efficiently.
Types of crimes that are typically assigned to the Investigations Unit include:
• Serious assaults
• Felony property crimes such as burglaries, forgeries, ID theft and arson
The unit consists of one commander, nine detectives, one sergeant, one crime scene investigator and one evidence technician.
Two of the city's nine detectives are a part of the Adams County North Metro Drug Task Force. The task force is multi-jurisdiction unit that deals with drug enforcement.
The Victim Services Unit consists of one supervisor and four victim advocates. The unit provides assistance and resources to victims in Northglenn and Thornton. Read more about the Victim Services Unit.
The Records Unit processes:
• Police incident reports
• Traffic reports
The unit is also responsible for:
• Handling inquiries
• Radio communications with patrol officers
The unit consists of one supervisor, seven police records specialists, three transcriptionists and two customer service representatives. Read more about the Police Records Unit.
Commander Ron Osgood leads the Support Division. Osgood began his career with the Northglenn Police Department in 1992. He was promoted to sergeant in 2002, lieutenant commander in 2008 and commander in 2012. While with the city, he has served as a firearms instructor, field training officer and SWAT team member and leader. He is also currently the emergency operations manager.