(Major cases, sexual assaults, special investigations and drugs)
Inspector Ken McCulloch is responsible for the investigative unit. One officer is deployed permanently to the criminal investigation unit on a rotating basis and other officers are brought into the unit on an as-needed basis. A second officer is in this unit dedicated to investigating drug offences.
This unit is responsible for investigating sexual assaults the sexual assault registry (SOR), Violent Crime Linkage System (ViClas), Major Case Management (MCM) and Powercase, all major investigations, suspicious deaths and drug interdiction.
Inspector Ken McCulloch is in charge of the Criminal Investigation unit and the Drug Investigation unit.
Constable Jeremy Mighton is in the Criminal Investigation unit and is assigned to sexual assaults, major frauds, threshold offences as set out by the Ontario Major Case Management model and other investigations assigned by a supervisor.
On occasion the officer assigned to this unit works closely with the Drug investigation unit for more complex investigations.
The policing community recognizes much of the crime committed in Saugeen Shores is spin off crimes of drug activity, your police service has a dedicated Drug Investigation unit. This officer works hand in hand with the Criminal Investigation branch and Uniform members.
Our Drug Investigation branch works closely with the three area Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), West Grey Police, Hanover Police, Owen Sound Police and Wingham Police. Occasionally other police services from across the province work with our service to investigate drug crimes.
We partner with the RCMP for Project O SABOT. This program targeted drug cultivation and our officers worked together with many police services across our region to eradicate marihuana.
We partnered with the RCMP for Project O CURE. This program targeted drug traffickers in Saugeen Shores with undercover officers. This project lead to the arrest and warrants issued for three local drug traffickers.
We work on an ongoing basis with the OPP and local municipal police services to fight drug activity.