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Criminal Investigations Division

The Investigations Division is responsible for the follow-up investigations of most criminal offenses and other support functions of the department. This division is organized into the Investigations Unit, Property/Evidence Personnel, DEA (Officers assigned to work with the Drug Enforcement Administration), and SIU (Officers assigned to the Special Investigations Unit.)

Investigations Division

  • Follow-up on cases not initially cleared by Patrol Division
  • Recognize and document patterns of crime
  • Conduct surveillance
  • Coordinate with and assist other agencies
  • Gather and disseminate Criminal Intelligence to other Divisions and agencies
  • Interview suspects, witnesses, victims, and arrested persons
  • Initiate narcotics cases
  • Work with confidential informants
  • Conduct undercover and special operations

Property and Evidence Division

  • Preserve and maintain all evidence
  • Package, record and store evidence for court and/or future use
  • Submit items to the GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) Medical Examiner’s Office: evidence, narcotics, bodily fluids, etc...
  • Maintain chain of custody and a high level of security with all evidence storage procedures Crime Scene Investigations
  • Process Major Crime Scenes
  • Collect, preserve and develop all evidence
  • Assist in the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of suspects.