The Major Investigations Division is comprised of units tasked with investigating crimes that did not incur a permanent resolution during the course of a patrol officer’s initial response to an incident. While patrol is responsible for responding to immediate situations, detectives are responsible for responding to those incidents when extensive and immediate investigation is necessary, such as what is necessary to properly investigate a violent crime. Detectives also conduct follow-up relating to other criminal incidents. Their involvement in a case will depend upon solvability factors, meaning what information is available for detectives to follow-up on further in an effort to resolve the case.
Detectives receive specialized training in many areas to ensure investigations are conducted with the highest standards of investigative expertise and integrity. The division encompasses the Adult and Juvenile investigation units.