The Luna County Sheriff's Department Criminal-Investigations Division (CID) handles most felony-level criminal investigations. CID is compromised of one Lieutenant, One Sergeant, and three investigators.
Some examples of crimes handled by the division are:
- Crimes Against Persons: including homicides, aggravated robberies, sexual assault and kidnappings.
- Crimes Against Children: including child abuse and tracking registered sex offenders.
- Gang Related Crimes: including drive-by shootings, apprehension of fugitives and extortion claims.
- Financial Crimes: including white-collar crimes, public integrity crimes and cyber crimes, fraud and forgery.
- Death Investigations: including unattended deaths, suicides and cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
- Domestic Violence Crimes
- Animal -Cruelty Crimes
- Property Crimes
- Narcotic Crimes: Dealing, Trafficking, and Smuggling of Controlled Substances.
CID investigators respond to crime scenes and complete preliminary and follow-up investigations, then conduct research to establish common links between crimes, and then they seek to identify and arrest violent offenders. Afterward, they record and track statistical information on criminal activity.