Investigative Services

The UNH Police Department Investigative Services Division (ISD) investigates felony level crimes and misdemeanors that require lengthy follow-up.  The Investigative Services Division is staffed by Detectives who, due to the nature of their assignment, are sworn Strafford County Sherriff Deputies; giving them police authority in the entire state of New Hampshire.  The personnel assigned to Investigative Services Division receive specialized training (some of which include; crime scene management, interview and interrogation, computer crimes, narcotic investigations, etc.).  Felony level crimes that the Division's detectives investigate can include:

  • Sexual Assaults
  • First and Second Degree Assaults
  • Thefts over $1000
  • Criminal Mischief over $1500
  • Drug related crimes

Detectives of the Investigative Services Division prepare cases for prosecution by the County Attorney’s Office.  Prosecution of all felony level crimes in our county is under the purview of the Strafford County Attorney’s Office.  

The Investigative Services Division routinely works with the other local and state law enforcement agencies as well as federal law enforcement agencies.  The Investigative Services Division’s Detectives belong to several professional associations and participate in information sharing networks. 

The Investigative Services Division provides protection to visiting dignitaries and controversial public figures and work closely with the US Secret Service during presidential and vice presidential visits.    

Additionally, the Investigative Services Division conducts pre-employment background investigations on department candidates. 

The Division is supervised by Capt. Steven Lee, the Operations Commander.