The Criminal Investigation section, like Patrol, is a function of the Field Operations Division and is commanded by a Lieutenant. The primary mission of the Investigative Section is to investigate all felony crimes as well as crimes of vice. These crimes include crimes against both persons and property including homicides, robberies, sexual assaults, assaults where serious physical injury occurred, financial crimes and identity crimes.
Area of Expertise
unit also investigates misdemeanor crimes where frequency, trends or
specific patterns are present. Investigators have specialized training
in crime scene preservation and the collection of evidence, including
latent fingerprints, casting, tool mark impressions, as well as DNA and
other micro-particle evidence. Our investigators are trained in digital
crime scene photography and in drawing scaled crime scene diagrams. As
with all department functions, the Investigative unit maintains very
strong working relationships with other local, State, and Federal
agencies. These relationships allow us to call on outside resources in
the event of a major multi-victim or other large scale crime scene.
Vice & Narcotics
The vice and narcotics function consist of officers who specialize in
extensive drug and vice crimes, including all forms of illegal drug
trafficking, prescription fraud, prostitution and other crimes. This
unit also builds upon extensive relationships with other law enforcement
agencies to work as regional task force units and to share knowledge,
skills, resources and equipment as needed.