Evansville Police Department

Special Investigations

Special Investigations is comprised of the Auto Theft, Crime Scene, and Financial Crimes Units.  These units are housed at Police Headquarters.  One Sergeant commands both the Auto Theft Unit and Financial Crimes Unit.  Another Sergeant commands the Crime Scene Unit.  Both report to the Special Investigations Lieutenant, who reports to the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Investigations Division

Auto Theft Unit

The Auto Theft Unit consists of two investigators that specialize in the investigation and recovery of motorized vehicles. They assist other agencies and share investigative information with surrounding jurisdictions. The unit also collaborates with insurance companies in their claims/investigations.


What is auto theft?

The theft of a passenger vehicle, truck, semi cab, motorcycle, three or four wheeler or a scooter with an engine of 50 CC's or greater taken without the owner's consent.

Contact the Auto Theft Unit

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Phone: (812) 436-7967 or (812) 436-7968
Fax: (812) 435-6175

Crime Scene Unit

Crime Scene Officers’ responsibilities include identifying, processing, analyzing, documenting, and preserving evidence found at crime scenes. The unit is staffed with one sergeant and nine officers. The main objective of the CSU is to provide court-usable evidence, documentation and testimony in — but not limited to — fingerprint and shoeprint impressions, bloodstain pattern analysis, photography, video analysis, and crime scene reconstruction in order to support the efforts of the various investigative units of the Evansville Police Department.


Are the portrayals of CSI detectives on the popular television shows an accurate representation of real life investigators?

No. Unfortunately the majority of criminal investigations cannot be solved in one hour or less. Processing a crime scene is often a long (hours or even days), tedious and occasionally, stressful event. In a homicide investigation for example, our Crime Scene Investigators can spend many hours over several days to ensure all evidence is accounted for properly. Then many more hours of work are involved in processing the evidence and preparing presentations and testimony for court.

Contact the Crime Scene Unit

The Crime Scene Unit (CSU) provides investigative services 24 hours per day/365 days per year.

Phone: (812) 436-7910
Fax: (812) 421-8154

Financial Crimes Unit


Two investigators are tasked with the responsibility for investigating misdemeanor and felony cases of identity theft, credit card fraud, forgeries, fraud on financial institutions, home improvement fraud, check fraud and counterfeiting. Investigators work closely with the area banks, credit unions, and businesses to foster cooperation and share information as appropriate.


I’ve had my identity compromised. I’ve filed a Police report, had fraudulant accounts closed and notified my bank, what else should I do?

You should contact the 3 credit reporting agencies:

- Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 / www.equifax.com
- Experian: 1-888-397-3742 / www.experian.com
- TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289 / www.transunion.com

How do I get or check my credit report?

You should check your credit report annually and order your free annual credit report from one or all of the consumer reporting companies, visit: www.annualcreditreport.com or call toll-free: 1-877-322-8228.

Contact the Financial Crimes Unit

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: (812) 436-7991
Fax: (812) 435-6234