Captain Ryan Portmann
Criminal Investigations Division
The Puyallup Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for follow-up investigations on criminal allegations involving crimes against people, crimes against property, fraud, narcotics and juvenile crimes. Thousands of police reports that are written by patrol officers are referred to Criminal Investigations Division each year. Based each case’s solvability factors, they may be assigned to a detective for follow up. The division is divided into two sections, Major Crimes Unit and Special Investigations Unit. Each Puyallup detective carries a case load of 25-40 cases on average at any one time.