Criminal Investigations


The Criminal Investigations Division includes:

  • 4 detectives
  • 2 federal task force officers
  • 3 school resource officers
  • A two-person, Civilian Crime Scene Unit
  • A Street Crimes Unit (developed to investigate criminal activity specifically related to gangs and other illegal activities)



Our Detective Unit consists of four full-time detectives, one Sergeant and one Lieutenant and one Captain. These men and women investigate every crime that occurs within the City of Fayetteville. They are responsible for identifying and interviewing suspects, leads, and witnesses. They will also perform surveillance and execute search warrants when necessary.

Crime Scene Unit

The Crime Scene Unit is responsible for documenting every detail of the crime scene. This includes evidence collection, photographs, and diagrams. The members of this unit are also the evidence custodians for the department, keeping records for every piece of evidence collected in relation to our cases. One Sergeant oversees the unit of two civilian crime scene technicians.

School Resource Officers

The City of Fayetteville has six public schools within its borders. We currently have three School Resource Officers who work in these schools. These officers work with the Fayette County Board of Education to provide law enforcement services to the schools.

Street Crimes Unit

The Fayetteville Police Department Street Crimes Unit (SCU) works to identify and interrupt organized crime and criminal street gang activity. The goal is to reduce the overall impact of street gangs and organized crime within the city limits of Fayetteville. Specially-trained investigators assigned to the Street Crimes Unit are responsible for meeting these goals and objectives

Property / Evidence Room

Personal "property" can be released to the owner with a picture ID. If someone else is picking up the property, they must bring a signed and notarized “Declaration of Ownership” form giving permission for them (by name) to receive the property.

Before "evidence" can be released, the court case must be completed, and a copy of the court deposition and picture ID are required.

"Property" and "evidence" can only be released by appointment. 

"Property" and "evidence" appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.  Please call 770-719-4293 to make an appointment.

Declaration of Ownership Form (PDF)