Criminal Investigations Division


The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of experienced detectives assigned to investigate a full range of criminal activity. Detectives work in conjunction with each other to help solve the crimes which affect the quality of life for our citizens and visitors. They are dedicated to providing the most diligent and professional investigative services possible.

The Apex Police Department has a full time Victim Advocate on staff. The goal of this position is to provide services that will assist crime victims and survivors with their physical and emotional recovery and to provide support and aid as they continue to interact with the judicial system. In accordance with the North Carolina Fair Treatment Act, North Carolina General Statute 15A-825, the Apex Police Department is committed, to the extent that is reasonably possible, to assure each victim is provided certain services and rights. 

Feel free to contact an investigator if you have questions:

  • Sergeant Brian Opitz- Property Crimes Unit Supervisor
  • Sergeant Steve Duckworth - Person Crimes Unit Supervisor
  • Sergeant Greg Pawluk  - Drugs and Vice Unit Supervisor
  • Danica Coleman - Victim Advocate