Arson / Auto Theft
The mission of the Pima County Sheriff's Department's Arson Auto Theft Unit is to reduce the impact of arson and vehicle theft through multi-jurisdictional and inter-departmental cooperation, proactive operations, timely, thorough, and effective investigations, and optimization of concentrated efforts leading to the arrest and incarceration of suspected offenders.
The Arson Auto Theft Unit is comprised of seven detectives, two Public Safety Support Specialists, and one sergeant. Operating under the Investigations Bureau and the Criminal Investigations Division, Property Crimes section, the Arson Auto Theft Unit investigates fires determined to be arson, the theft and recovery of stolen vehicles, and the theft of property from motor vehicles.
All detectives in the Arson Auto Theft Unit are trained to investigate motor vehicle theft and two have additional training in the investigation of arson. The Arson Auto Theft Unit also works in partnership with the Arizona Auto Theft Task Force and one detective is assigned to work exclusively with that detail.
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