The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is responsible for developing and uncovering the evidence necessary to arrest and eventually prosecute criminal offenders. Investators prepare cases, recover stolen property, help locate missing persons, and focus attention on violence in families, servicing the victims of violent crime. In addition to their investigative function, officers in the divison are responsible for crime prevention, latent examinations, crime scene processing, gang investigations, burglary reduction and youth violence reduction. Additionally, one investigator is assigned to the local FBI task force.
CID handles property crimes, financial crimes, and violent crimes committed against indivduals. Typically, Investigators concentrate in one category, but may be assigned cases from either category as workloads dictate.