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The Los Alamos Police Department Investigations division is supervised by Detective Sergeant James Rodriguez. Sergeant

Rodriguez took over Investigations in April 2015. The Investigations division consists of three other detectives; Detective Joey Robinson, Detective Matt Lyon, and Detective Ryan Wolking.

Investigations' role at the police department covers a broad range of duty assignments. Crime scene investigation, interview and interrogations, drafting arrest and search warrants, and conducting field surveillance are just some of the tasks our detectives complete. At times, detectives are called upon to gather intel to assist patrol in numerous cases such as identity thefts, motor vehicle thefts, drug activity, burglaries, and other felony level crimes. The most sensitive cases, those involving children, are handled by investigations. Every citizen in the state of New Mexico is required by law to report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect. Calls can be made anonymously 24/7 to the Statewide Central Intake number 1-800-797-3260.

Investigators are certified in several fields of investigation. Crime Scene techniques and investigation procedures are learned in North Carolina where investigators attend week long trainings from Sirchie who provide instruction for crime scene processing, crimes scene photography, evidence recovery, and forensics education. Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) training and Computer Forensics classes are attended within the state of New Mexico which are provided by the Attorney General's office. These specialized classes combined with on the job experience assist our investigators in becoming well rounded and successful in solving a variety of crimes.

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Criminal Investigations Sergeant
James Rodriguez