The Investigative Division is responsible for investigating all detailed and complex crimes and other major cases such as Homicides, Robberies, Burglaries, Sex Crimes, Narcotic distribution, and many other significant incidents. They also manage all crime scene processing, photography, and forensic evidence gathering and handling.
The Investigative Division has trained Investigators in the fields of crime scene investigation, interview and interrogation, crisis negotiations, crime scene photography, narcotics investigations, evidence processing/handling, and child sexual abuse investigations.
During large scale criminal investigations, The Investigative Division often work in collaboration with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in order to combine resources and areas of expertise to more effectively solve crimes.
The Investigative Division is the clearinghouse for all investigative reports generated by the department. Each case is reviewed for solvability factors and is then assigned to an investigator for follow-up based on the type of crime and the investigator’s expertise. Members of the division conduct interviews and lawful searches during investigations to gather information or evidence useful in reconstructing the occurrence or circumstances of an illegal act.
The primary duties of an investigator include: the apprehension and interrogation of offenders, interviewing victims and witnesses, recovery of stolen property, preparation of cases for court prosecutions, out of state extraditions, and the presentation of evidence in high level court cases.