The Investigative Unit of the Township of Washington Police is currently staffed by one Officer. The responsibilities of this unit include the investigation of any and all criminal matters within the Township. Crime scene investigation, collection of evidence, fingerprinting and coordinating the assistance of outside agencies are some of the additional tasks handled by the detective. Background investigation of Police Department employees, volunteers, and permit applicants are conducted. Juvenile matters and drug offenses are also investigated by this unit.
Coordination of information with outside agencies is one of the strongest tools used in law enforcement today. This is handled on a daily basis by the investigative unit. In service training, some of which mandated by the State Attorney General, including domestic violence and other subjects are also a responsibility of this unit.