This unit provides investigative services to all ODOC institutions and facilities. The unit has investigators throughout the state that specialize in fugitive apprehension, drug and contraband interdiction, evidence collection, surveillance, canine operations, administrative and criminal investigations, and employee investigations. This unit partners with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies by providing intelligence and networking assistance towards investigative efforts.
The Special Investigations Unit has central oversight over a variety of ODOC programs. Some of those are: Use of Force Reviews, Inmate Substance Abuse Program, Suicide Reviews, and Electronic Surveillance.