The Major Crimes Unit consists of eight detectives and one sergeant, and is tasked primarily with the investigation of homicides and suspicious deaths. Major Crimes detectives also investigate sensitive cases, such as officer involved shootings. Dos de los ocho detectives trabajan en el Detalle Cold Case e investigar homicidios sin resolver de más edad. The Major Crimes sergeant also oversees the Crime Scene Investigation Detail, which consists of three civilian evidence technicians.
The investigators assigned to the Major Crimes Unit are dedicated to utilizing and maximizing all available resources, technological advances, and traditional investigative methods to solve crimes, track down and apprehend suspects, accomplices and fugitives. La filosofía de trabajo de los investigadores de Delitos Mayores es responder a las escenas del crimen y trabajar cada pista existente hasta el agotamiento. A consecuencia, it is not unusual for homicide detectives to work at a feverish pace for days or weeks on end.