The Criminal Investigations Department of the Southern Ute Police Department investigates the major criminal cases on the Southern Ute Reservation. They work very closely with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The department consists of a B.I.A. Criminal Investigator, a Detective and an Administrative Assistant.
Major crimes within Indian Country such as homicide, kidnapping and domestic violence can be prosecuted under Federal Law by the United States Attorney’s Office and they rely on the Criminal Investigation Department to aid the investigations.