Criminal Investigative Division
The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for initiating in-depth investigations and conducting follow-up investigations originating from the Uniform Patrol Division. The primary emphasis is on serious crimes, such as homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, frauds, larcenies, serious physical assaults, burglaries, as well as narcotic related cases. Detectives use a variety of techniques to solve crimes, including information development, interviews and interrogations, identification, collection, preservation and use of physical evidence, and surveillance. Detectives in the Criminal Investigations Division often are seasoned officers who receive specialized training.