Investigative Services Division

The Criminal Investigations Unit includes detectives that investigate:

BOMB AND ARSON:  Responsible for follow-up criminal investigations on bomb cases, arson cases, and the investigation of bomb threats and fires of unknown origin.

BURGLARY:  Investigates all residential burglaries, business burglaries, attempted burglaries to include burglary conveyance.

CRIME AGAINST PERSONS:  Investigates a wide variety of crimes that include, but are not limited to, aggravated assault, aggravated battery (death is not likely), kidnaping, and abduction.

ECONOMIC CRIME:  Investigate a wide variety of white-collar crimes that include, but are not limited to, fraud, computer crimes, embezzlement, worthless documents, etc.

HOMICIDE:  Investigate all attempted homicides, homicides, suicides, suspicious and accidental deaths, excluding traffic fatalities.

ROBBERY:  Investigating all forms of robbery.

SEXUAL BATTERY/CHILD ABUSE:  Responsible for investigating all sexual batteries, felony and misdemeanor sex crimes, and physical child abuse.  This also includes adult and juvenile missing persons investigations, as well as adult neglect and abuse cases.

THEFT:  Responsible for investigating all thefts to include motor vehicles, and boats, as well as vehicles with altered VIN plates.  Criminal Investigations Unit also conducts follow-up investigations on all theft arrests made by uniform patrol officers.

Special Operations Unit

The Special Operations Unit consists of detectives and officers dedicated to the investigation of vice and narcotics activities and a pro-active approach to other serious crime problems.

Special Enforcement Team: A component of the Special Operations Unit whose responsibilities include strategically responding to and investigating property and narcotics crimes in conjunction with the Criminal Investigations Unit.

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Support Components of Investigative Services Bureau

Victim Advocate- An investigative support component that provides essential victim services and assists the investigative process involving crimes and incidents of a sensitive nature.

Crime Scene Technician- Component that conducts crime and incident scene investigations for the purpose of obtaining physical evidence for lab analysis from major crimes (and minor crimes as needed), in support of investigative personnel.

Crime Analyst- Component that collects crime data and analyses information for crime patterns or trends and compiles reports to be utilized by the department.

Background Investigator- component of the bureau responsible for conducting comprehensive pre-employment backgrounds and recruitment activities for potential police department applicants.