The Auburn Police Department’s Detective Bureau currently consists of seven sworn members and one civilian. The Bureau is broken up into three units, each with their own objectives and responsibilities. The two units within the Detective Bureau that are most recognized to the general public, are the Criminal Investigations Division and the Youth Bureau. These units are most visible due to their frequent interaction with the public in response to follow up investigations originally handled by the Patrol Division. The types of crimes that are commonly handled by the Criminal Investigations Division are Homicides, Robberies, Serious Assaults, Burglaries, Sexual Assaults and Financial and Identity Theft type offenses. The Youth Bureau is responsible for handling many of the same crimes as the Criminal Investigations Division, but only those in which Juveniles are involved.
Finger Lakes Drug Task Force
The Finger Lakes Drug Task Force, although a separate division, works hand in hand with the Detective Bureau. The Finger Lakes Drug Task Force consists of a sergeant and three full time officers. The task force is comprised of assigned Officer’s from both the City of Auburn Police Department and the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office. The task force also has well established working relationships with the New York State Police and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration along with the many different police agencies within the Finger Lakes region.
The task forces operational jurisdiction is not limited to just the City of Auburn, but the entire Finger Lakes region. The task force not only deals with crimes involving narcotics, but also investigates vice related crimes which include prostitution and gambling. The task force relies heavily on information gleaned from the public regarding illegal activities in their neighborhoods and communities, and these tips have led to many arrests.
If you feel you have information or have witnessed any of the above listed illegal activities, or are aware of any suspicious activities involving same, please contact the Fingerlakes Drug Task Force at (315) 282-7540 or call the drug hotline at (315) 282-7568. Your calls can remain anonymous.