The Criminal Investigations Section is a specialized unit with the responsibility of handling those investigations that require special expertise, or because of their complexity or geographical considerations do not lend themselves readily to completion by patrol officers.
Patrol officers selected for a
detective position receive extensive training in criminal
investigations, evidence recovery, interviews and interrogations. In
some cases, an investigator may specialize in a specific area such as
child sexual abuse or crime scene processing.
Staffing & Hours
The unit is currently staffed with five sworn officers, consisting of one lieutenant, one sergeant, three detectives. The unit is augmented with an officer from the patrol division who is assigned to the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force.
All detectives are subject to be called in for duty 24 hours a day. At a minimum, each detective is also required to perform after hours, on-call duty on a seven-day rotating schedule.
The Criminal Investigation Section handles approximately 500 cases per year, as well as a host of other duties such as, but not limited to:
Assistance of patrol officers in the conduct of their investigations
Background investigations for applicants of beer permit licenses