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Criminal Investigation Unit

The UTPD Criminal Investigation Unit is staffed by Lt. Chris Bonnet, Sgt. Paul Maslyk, Detective Michael Riojas, Detective Michael Larner, and Detective Vivian Benavides.

Among the many and varied duties performed by the CIU investigators on a daily basis are the collecting, evaluating and safeguarding of physical evidence, interviewing witnesses and complainants and interrogating suspects. The unit works closely with other local agencies in seeking information to solve crimes. The unit also maintains a major offense response policy, outlining procedures to follow in the event of an offense such as a sexual assault or homicide might occur.

The CIU is open each weekday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. and investigators rotate weekly on an “on call” basis in the event of a serious offense after hours.

UTPD will no longer be providing fingerprinting services. Please visit the DPS website for more information on where you can get your fingerprints done.