"The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department rocks! [They have] one of the best [homicide] clearance records in the nation!"
- Thomas Hargrove
Founder & Chairman of MurderData.org
The Major Crimes Division exists to provide support for the Patrol Division by assisting with or taking over criminal investigations that go beyond the investigative capabilities of the Patrol Division.
The Major Crimes Division is comprised of several teams of investigators, including the detective division, the SIU vice squad, and the K9 unit.
Additionally, the Investigations Division operates the UAV drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) for crime scene photography and the search for missing persons.
All members of these investigative teams were selected for their skills and abilities, and they each possess years of specific training and experience in their respective fields of expertise.
The detective division is responsible for investigating major crimes including sexual assaults, armed robberies, homicides, and unsolved murders.
The Investigations Division is committed to the relentless pursuit of justice for victims and their families, and all three teams regularly work together to accomplish this goal.