Fire Investigations Unit
Oakland County, MichiganSheriffFire Investigations Unit

Fire Investigations Unit

Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Investigative and Forensic Services Division

The Fire Investigations Unit is recognized as one of the best fire investigation units in the country.  In 2013, the Sheriff's Fire Investigations Unit conducted 162 fire investigations, of which 37 were determined to be arson.

This is the seventh full year an accelerant detection dog has worked with the Unit and the dog has had extensive training, indicating the exact location of a fire's origin.  Also, the dog is able to identify and track residue on fire starting materials and on suspects.