The Investigations Sergeant oversees 11 Investigators (Detectives). It is the Sergeant’s responsibility to assign cases that require additional investigation to a specific Investigator. Assignments received usually consist of specific cases to be followed to conclusion, and normally close with the preparation of a case for prosecution. This aspect of the work distinguishes the Investigator from other police officers who make preliminary investigations of cases at the scene of the crime.
One Investigator is assigned to investigate felonies committed by juveniles, sexual assaults on juveniles and adults, child abuse and neglect allegations, and missing juveniles and adults. This Investigator works closely with the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in joint investigations. Other duties of this position include preparing cases for trial and testifying in court.
- Investigate criminal violations
- Question witnesses and victims and gather crime data
- Process evidence
- Develop informants
- Prepare case files
- Interrogate suspects
- Conduct surveillance
- Testify in court
- Prepare and maintain detailed records
- Serve warrants
- Make arrests on their cases, and others.
If you have been the victim of a crime and would like to find out if an investigator has been assigned to your case, contact us at (919)580-4210.