Financial Crimes Unit
The Financial Crimes Unit consists of a supervisor, four detectives, one civilian specialist and several volunteers. The unit handles white-collar crimes and thoroughly investigates where allegations of forgery, fraud, identity theft and financial loss are the primary focus. Most of the cases require lengthy investigations that can take several months.
Detectives assigned to the Financial Crimes Unit have specialized training in the fields of cryptocurrency, cybercrimes, elder and at-risk abuse, and money laundering. Several members of the Financial Crimes Unit are also Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE).
The Financial Crimes Unit also participate in the FIRST Task Force. The FIRST Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional team that includes partnerships with the United States Secret Service, the United States Postal Service, the Lone Tree Police Department, and the Castle Rock Police Department. Their primary mission is to detect complex and organized crime rings, and bring justice to victims across Douglas County.