The primary function of the Investigations Division is to conduct the follow-up investigation after a crime has been reported. The goal is to identify the perpertrators of the crime to assist the District Attorney's Office in the successful prosecution of the suspect(s).
The Investigations Division also provides support to victims of crimes during the course of an investigation. The crime victims and the community both benefit from the prosecution and punishment of criminals.
Many investigations can be completed in a matter of weeks, whereas other investigations may take years before they are solved.
Every attempt is made to prioritize their work so that cases involving injured persons, threat to personal safety or significant property loss receive the most immediate attention.
A secondary responsibility for this division is to deal with the specialized areas of narcotics, vice and intelligence investigations. The Specialized Crimes Action Team
(SCAT) was formed over thirty years ago to target narcotics and vice activity in the City.