Criminal Investigation Division
Criminal Investigation Division (CID)
CID is actually a unit rather than a division, but this particular unit has carried the acronym CID for so long, we have continued with that tradition. CID is a unique and dedicated division within the department. Each detective within CID is specifically trained for their assignment area and they are responsible for the investigation and analysis of crimes committed in their area.
The job of a detective is not as simple as it is portrayed on television. There is an enormous amount of time and preparation that each detective has to put into every case to prepare it for court.
- Investigating / follow-up on reported criminal offenses
- Collecting physical evidence
- Interviewing any and all witnesses
- Taking statements
- Obtaining arrest and search warrants
- Presenting cases at trial
- Preparing and presenting cases at Grand Jury
CID is comprised of seven detectives and one Sergeant, who is the direct supervisor of the unit. The detectives are separated into specific fields with six of the detectives working on assigned criminal cases and one detective working as a crime scene investigator.
Each case that comes into CID is evaluated by the Sergeant and assigned to the appropriate detective according to what type of crime it is. The cases are separated into categories based on whether or not the crime is against property, or against a person.
- Property crimes typically include offenses such as:
- burglaries, thefts, and criminal mischief.
- financial crimes are categorized as property crimes and include offenses like fraud and forgeries. Financial crimes often goes hand and hand with identity theft cases as well.
- Property crimes make up approximately 85-90% of all crimes reported to the department.
- Includes robberies, sexual assaults, family violence, injury assaults, aggravated assaults and all crimes committed against children.
Crime Scene Unit
- Investigators are responsible for the processing and collecting of evidence at crime scenes within the city.
- Our primary crime scene investigator is responsible for the processing of physical evidence after it has been collected, including fingerprint and handwriting identification, latent print examination, photograph analysis and blood spatter analysis.