Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau is traditionally responsible for the investigation and filing of criminal complaints. Normally, a crime or arrest report is taken by patrol officers and, depending on the nature of the crime and whether there are any leads, the report is assigned to a case investigator. The investigator conducts additional follow-up inquires and determines if the crime is prosecutable. The ultimate goal is to solve the crime by arresting the perpetrator and seeing that he or she is prosecuted. 

The Detective Bureau includes:
  • Investigations
  • Crime Analysis
  • Forensic Services
  • Special Projects
  • Property and Evidence

Investigations Division

The Investigations Division is divided into Crimes Against Persons and Crimes Against Property. The Crimes Against Persons Division includes homicide, robbery, assaults, and child abuse. The Crimes Against Property Division includes burglary, theft, fraud, and forgery. The detectives conduct preliminary and follow up investigations and obtain evidence leading to the apprehension and prosecution of adult and juvenile offenders.

Forensic Services

The Forensic Services Section collects, preserves and analyzes evidence to be used in connection with the investigation of criminal cases, which includes documentation of crime scenes, reconstruction of crimes and identification of perpetrators.

Crime Analysis Unit

The Crime Analysis Unit is responsible for statistical reports, producing informational flyers regarding crime alert information for our citizens and recognizing trends in crime patterns to better assist our patrol deployment.