The Special Operations Division provides professional investigative, technical, and tactical services to the Kansas criminal justice community. It deploys a proactive investigative approach to targeting criminal offenders who pose the greatest threat to Kansas citizens. The division works to disrupt and dismantle drug manufacturing and distribution operations, and to reduce the incidence of violent crimes committed by organized criminal groups and repeat offenders.

The Criminal Intelligence Unit, the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, and the High Risk Warrant Team are few of the critical programs under the KBI’s Special Operations Division.