Night Detective Detail

Purpose Statement

To provide investigative services to the citizens of Phoenix and the department after duty hours


The Violent Crimes Bureau (Night Detectives) is commanded by a lieutenant and 4 sergeants.  Hours covered are 1300 to 0700.

There are four investigative squads with 7 detective positions each. Night Detectives provide investigative services related to the following:

Crimes Investigated

  • Homicides
  • Assaults
  • Robberies
  • Death Investigations
  • Any other investigation under the realm of VCB responsibilities assigned by a night detective supervisor

Support Services Provided

  • Crime scene investigations
  • Hospital follow- ups
  • Search Warrants
  • Witness/Suspect interviews
  • FOJ requests