Criminal Investigation Bureau

The Captain of the Criminal Investigation Bureau is in charge of the Detective Division, Identification Division, and Records Division.

The Bureau Captain is responsible for the overall operation of the divisions, sections, and units. He reviews all incident reports and assigns those that will be investigated. He is also responsible for the implementation and enforcement of all department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures within his bureau. Other responsibilities include Freedom of Information Director and Keeper of Records.

Detective Division

Eight investigators and one civilian secretary are currently assigned to the division. Cases are assigned to investigators by type and geographic location (major crimes, crimes against persons, crimes against property, checks, and frauds, narcotics investigations, juvenile perpetrators and victims, school-related incidents, all reports of criminal sexual conduct complaints, and Unlawfully Driving Away of an Automobile (UDAA)/retags). By assigning cases in this manner, investigators have been able to greatly enhance their own skills and have been able to correlate and interface with specialized units of neighboring police departments. The investigators of the division are also assigned the task of doing background investigations on applicant positions in the Police and Fire Departments.

Identification Division

Two officers are currently assigned to this division. Their duties include responding to and processing major crime scenes, collecting and identification of latent fingerprints, collecting and documentation of evidence, fingerprinting applicants, and preparing reports of their findings for investigators. The officers in this division have received training in crime scene processing and photography, sketching, evidence collection, and documentation.

Records Division

One full-time civilian clerk staffs the Records Division. The clerk is responsible for the maintenance, preparation, and entry of data from all department documents including traffic violations and traffic accidents. The duties also include entry of data into the State of Michigan (MICR) Records Center. Along with data entry, the division is responsible for applicant fingerprinting and interfacing with other criminal justice agencies. In addition, the clerk enters the data from arrest records of both adults and juveniles and prepares and sends to the State dispositions from criminal case proceedings. Lastly, the Records Division fills requests for documents pursuant to the Freedom of Information, subpoenas and Discovery Orders, Criminal Background checks, and Pistol Purchase permits.

School Resource Officers

Tow officers with one assigned to each school district. School Resource Officers are sworn officers assigned to a school on a long-term basis and trained to perform three major roles: Law enforcement officer, law-related counselor, and law-related educator. In addition, the officer works in collaboration with the school and the community as a resource for safety and security issues. The school becomes the officer's beat. The SRO assists the school administration in maintaining a safe and secure environment. School administrators benefit from the SRO's training, knowledge, and experience in handling situations involving possible weapons violations or in the identification of controlled dangerous substances. SROs are responsible for investigating violations of criminal law and when appropriate making arrests.