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The Criminal Investigations Bureau

The Criminal Investigations Bureau is responsible for the advanced investigation of certain felony crimes, death investigations, homicides, robbery, sex crimes, crimes against vulnerable adults and children and other crimes against persons. The Bureau also investigates serious property crimes, has dedicated domestic violence detectives and operates a Sex Offender Section. The C.I.B. provides narcotics investigation by maintaining and managing the operation of a multi-agency HIDTA Initiative Task Force. The Bureau conducts computer forensics, serves warrants and provides crime scene processing with a Crime Scene/ID Unit. The C.I.B. maintains a tactical response for all of Pinal County with the Pinal Regional  SWAT team. The C.I.B. also has members assigned to the GIITEM Unit, the State Auto Theft Task Force, and the US Marshals Task Force.

The C.I.B. is committed to providing an advanced level of expertise to the investigation, resolution and prosecution of crimes against persons and property.

The Criminal Investigations Division is staffed with one Captain, two Lieutenants, five Sergeants, thirty three detectives, three crime scene investigators / ID techs and three civilian secretaries.


The C.I.B. consists of the following units:

Robbery-Homicide Unit
Persons Crimes Unit
Property Crimes Unit
Cold Case Squad
(State Gang Task Force)
RATTLER Unit (State Auto Theft Task Force)
Special Operations
Narcotics Task Force
Anti Smuggling Unit
Pinal Regional SWAT Team
Crime Scene/ID Unit
United States Marshals Violent Offenders Task Force

Command and Unit Supervisory Personnel:

Captain Doug Brown – Bureau Commander
Lt. John Ellsworth – Operations Commander
Lt. Matthew Thomas – Special Operations Commander

Sgt. Tino Tarango


Sgt. Brian Messing

Anti-Smuggling Unit 

Sgt. Jason Agresta

Person's Crimes/Sex Offenders

Sgt. Travis Cote

Property Crimes

Bureau Commander

Captain Doug Brown
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Operations Commander

Lieutenant Tamatha Villar
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Sheriff's Office
971 Jason Lopez Circle
Building C
Florence, AZ 85132
Emergency: 9-1-1
Office: 1-800-420-8689