CID Major Crimes Unit
Detective Sergeant Mike Doughtery, Supervisor, Major Crimes Unit
The Major Crimes Unit, comprised of four detectives and supervised by Detective Sergeant Mike Dougherty, has been created to investigate all violent crimes and suspicious deaths within Martin County as well as manage the cold case homicide files of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. These detectives have hundreds of hours of specialized training as well as years of experience involving homicide investigations, robbery investigations, aggravated battery investigations, arson investigations and missing person investigations. These often complex, time sensitive and intensive cases require a vast array of knowledge, experience and decisiveness to resolve. The Major Crimes Unit utilizes a collaborative framework to proactively yet efficiently and expeditiously solve cases and ensure successful prosecution through the State Attorney’s Office.
Other components of the Major Crimes Unit include the investigations of officer involved shootings as well as in-custody inmate deaths. Additionally, through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, one member of the Major Crimes Unit has been assigned to the Safe Streets Taskforce, which was created and mandated to identify, investigate and systematically dismantle violent, criminal organizations on a national and international level.