The Investigation Division is supervised by Lt Jarrett Ford, and staffed by 5 police officers, who are assigned to this Unit. Officers selected for assignment to the Investigation Division are chosen for their knowledge, skills and abilities they exhibited as patrol officers and for their desire to do the specific job for which they have applied. Members of the Investigation Division receive extensive specialized training to help develop them into capable interviewers and investigators.
All investigators are highly schooled in such areas as death investigations, crime scenes, fingerprinting, evidence handling, forensics, court presentations, surveillance, interviewing, etc. Each investigator has specific additional duties that are assigned to each investigator, such as evidence room processing, pawnshop detail, domestic violence/sex crimes, crime scene photography, background screening, forensics, business crimes, and a dedicated drug unit.
The function of the Investigation Division is to investigate all major felony crimes from the crime scene through the investigation and into court.
Not all cases requiring follow-up investigation are referred to the Investigation Division. Many are retained in the Patrol Division. If you have reported a crime and it has been assigned to an Investigator, you would normally be immediately contacted by the detective. If you wish to check on the progress of your case, and an investigator has not contacted you, you should check with the police officer who took your report.