The Bureau completes all criminal investigations which are initiated by the Patrol Division. The Bureau then submits the completed investigations which have sufficient elements to the City or County Prosecutor's Office for review and possible filing of criminal charges against suspects. The Prosecutor's Office decides whether charges will be filed against a suspect. If charges are filed, cases proceed through the court process.
The Detective Bureau is a pro-active element of the Police Department. The Detectives meet daily to discuss current trends and pending cases. They interact with other agencies' investigative bureaus and often help coordinate such things as arrest and search warrants. The Detective Bureau has the common goal of improving the quality of life in the community by concentrating on those people in society who commit crime.
If you would like to contact the Criminal Investigations Bureau, feel free to call 636-937-3646.