The primary function of the Detective Division is to provide follow-up criminal investigations for crimes that occur within the Farmington Police jurisdiction. In addition, the Detective Division administers the school resource officer, criminal intelligence, and crime analysis programs as well as the crime lab.
Detective Division personnel are assigned to investigate a wide variety of crimes, including violent crimes, crimes against children, property crimes, white collar crimes, arson, and juvenile crimes.
Detective Division personnel also support the San Juan County Criminal Justice Training Authority and Citizens Police Academy by instructing and participating in various classes. These classes include detective and major crime investigation, domestic violence investigations, prosecution in the areas of violent crime, sex crimes, crimes against children, property crimes, white collar crimes, juvenile law and justice, handling juveniles and their problems, and explosives recognition.