The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) conducts long-term investigations of serious crimes. The division is headed by a lieutenant and assisted by three sergeants. After the patrol officer conducts an initial investigation, certain cases are assigned to CID for follow-up. Examples of these cases include murders, robberies, burglaries, sexual assaults, serious assaults, & complex larcenies. Detectives will often work on a case for several months before it is closed. While working these cases, the detectives work closely with the states attorney, the state crime lab, and the medical examiner’s office. In addition, detectives take on other responsibilities as listed below.
• Computer Forensics
• Fire Investigations
• Sex Offender Monitoring
• Evidence Collection
The CID also has a voice mail and an email system designed to receive messages from citizens who wish to remain anonymous. Anyone with information about criminal activity can leave that information at (860) 585-TIPS (8477).