The Criminal Investigations Division provides investigative services, primarily on cases that involve more extensive follow-up and require either specialized training or additional resources. The detectives are able to dedicate specific and focused time to interviewing multiple suspects, witnesses and victims.
The Criminal Investigations Division has two school detectives – Threat Assessment Detective Jay Prall and Youth Services Detective Carrie Anderson – assigned to Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS). Detective Prall assists SKPS with matters involving threats at schools within the district while investigating incidents involving threats at Keizer schools. Detective Anderson also consults with the district regarding law enforcement matters and investigates major crimes in Keizer Schools.
The Detective Unit also assists local area law enforcement agencies as members of the Marion County Homicide and Assault Response Team (HART), Child Abuse Review Team (CART), and the Threat Assessment Team (TAT).
Lt Chris Nelson
Sgt Arsen Avetisyan
Det Roland Farrens
Det Ben Howden
Det Tim Lathrop
Det Andy Phelps
Det Kevin Renfro
Youth Services Det Carrie Anderson
Youth Threat Assessment Det Jay Prall
Crime Analyst Cara Steele