One of the advantages of working for a small police department is that officers often get to do a lot of the investigative work on cases they've initiated. But because they also have patrol duties, they don't always have the time to give the cases the attention they deserve, or may not have the training to investigate the more complicated felony cases. This is where our Detective Division comes in, which consists of Detectives Melanie Campos and Justin Pike.

Besides being lead investigator on most major crimes that occur in Ferndale, Detective Campos is responsible for tracking Ferndale's registered sexual offenders and investigating crimes against children and other sex crimes.  Detective Pike handles other felony investigations with a focus on illegal drug activity.

Detective Campos was our only detective from 2008 through July 2014, when Detective Pike was promoted to his position.  Ferndale keeps them both extremely busy.