The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for all felony investigations and all evidence collected by the department's officers. In addition to felony investigations, the division also investigates missing persons, domestic batteries, and child and elder abuse cases.
The division consists of an evidence technician, seven detectives, a corporal, a sergeant, and a captain. The division investigates an average of 107 incidents each month. Department records reflected 1,431 felonies for the year. One of which, a homicide, was successfully prosecuted. The division received a total of 4,919 items which were processed through the evidence control room.
The division updated its voice stress analysis (VSA) equipment and contracted with an outside vendor to train and certify two new VSA operators with plans to have a third op-erator trained and certified in the near future.
Facing budgetary cutbacks, new business practices were implemented to address detective's ever increasing caseload. Our goal was to maximize the time detectives had to work on their cases. These changes involved a reduction in the number of meetings and a review of our case assignment methodology and implementation of a new strategy to maximize efficiency with minimal effects on organizational ability to provide a quality level of service. After benchmarking against similarly situated agencies, the changes brought about a reduction of case assignments through better case screening and assignment.
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For more information please contact Capt. Earll Bean at 352-728-9862.