The Detective Unit of the Ulster County Sheriff's Office is supervised by the Detective Lieutenant and Detective Sergeant. There are seven division members assigned to the unit and one member assigned to the multi-jurisdictional inter-county Family Violence Task Force.
The Detective Unit apprehends those offenders who elude arrest at the hands of the patrol unit and to investigate incidents and offenses such as death cases, sex offenses, violent felony offenses, burglary and stolen property offenses, gambling offenses, and controlled substance offenses. The duties of the detective unit supplement those of the uniformed Patrol Unit.
In addition to the aforementioned duties, one detective unit member is in charge of the Evidence and Property Room. This member is charged with the custody and processing of all evidence and property which is found, confiscated, or otherwise obtained by any member of the Sheriff's