The Special Investigation Division provides the following services:
- Auto Theft Teams
Task forces created to solve auto theft problems unique to specific geographical areas.
- Fire Investigation
Fire investigation services are available to police and fire service agencies throughout Michigan, 24 hours a day. The Michigan State Police, Fire Investigation Unit has field offices located in strategic locations to provide convenient and timely services. Police and fire agencies may call 1-888-684-3473 (1-888-684-FIRE) toll-free from anywhere in the state to reach their area investigator. Learn more about Fire Investigation.
- Fraud Investigation
The Michigan State Police Fraud Investigation Section is comprised of two teams (east and west) covering the state of Michigan. The teams shall investigate and assist Federal and local law enforcement agencies with investigating criminal activity related to fraud and identity theft while providing victims with available resources to prevent further victimization. Learn more about Fraud Investigation.
The Marihuana and Tobacco Investigation Section has statewide responsibility for conducting administrative inspections of all retailers of tobacco products as well as all businesses licensed to grow, process, sell, transport, and test medical marihuana. In addition to administrative inspections, the section investigates criminal activity of individuals and businesses who are in violation of the state’s Tobacco Products Tax Act, Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, and related laws. To reach the Marihuana and Tobacco Investigation Section, call 1-855-648-6222.
- Methamphetamine Response and Training
The Meth Investigation Team has statewide responsibility for identifying and investigating those individuals involved in the use, possession, and manufacturing of methamphetamine. Team members are trained to safely dismantle clandestine drug labs and provide meth awareness training to public safety personnel around the state. Learn more about Methamphetamine Response and Training.
- Missing Persons Coordination Unit (MPCU)
The MPCU serves the Michigan State Police, criminal justice, noncriminal justice, governmental agencies, public safety officers, and the general public.
- Narcotics Task Forces
These task forces are staffed by a combination of state, county, local, and federal law enforcement officers. They build on inter-agency cooperation and coordination to conduct investigations into narcotics.
Services are available to police agencies throughout Michigan, 24 hours a day. The Michigan State Police, Technical Services Unit has field offices located in strategic locations to provide convenient and timely services. To reach the Technical Services Unit please contact the MSP Operations Desk at 517-241-8000.