The Major Crime Unit is primarily responsible with investigating the most serious crimes, specifically homicides and missing persons that are suspicious in nature. The MCU investigates officer involved shootings and other complex investigations as needed. MCU is supervised by two Detective Lieutenants and is made up of six Detective Sergeants. Members of this unit are assigned out of state police headquarters but work throughout the entire state.
The Crime Scene Search Team is led by a Detective Sergeant assigned to the Major Crime Unit and this team works closely with MCU on major case investigations.
Major Crime Unit detectives work closely with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Special Investigations, other law enforcement agencies, prosecutorial staff and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner to successfully investigate and prepare cases for appropriate legal action and resolution.
The Major Crime Unit is commanded by Captain JP Sinclair.