Criminal Investigations Unit

The MCU is responsible for handling and/or assisting local law enforcement agencies with investigations involving homicide, other death investigations, burglaries, robberies, arson, fraud, fatal motor vehicle accidents, and other investigation and crimes within Hunterdon County.

The MCU and other units with the HCPO, are staffed with detectives who are specially trained in arson/fire investigation, crime scene investigation, and fatal accident reconstruction. The Arson Task Force is comprised of HCPO detectives, local law enforcement agency detectives, fire officials, and investigators from the NJ Division of Fire Safety, trained to investigate the origin and cause of fires.

The HCPO also is staffed with detectives who are trained in crime scene investigation, including fingerprint processing and identification, crime scene documentation, bloodstain pattern analysis, and crime scene reconstruction. Evidence is generally processed at the New Jersey State Police Lab.