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Criminal Investigations Bureau
Captain Wally Cowart, Criminal Division Commander


Captain Wally Cowart

Criminal Investigations Bureau is primarily responsible for follow-up investigations of mayor crimes. Divisions within the Criminal Investigations include:

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Armed Robbery Division

Armed Robbery is responsible for investigating all criminal calls involving all degrees of robbery.

Auto Theft and Impound Division

Auto Theft and Impound is responsible for conducting follow-up investigations of auto thefts and unauthorized use of movables. The unit also coordinates all records and information relating to vehicles stored and impounded by the Department and monitoring local towing services to insure compliance with applicable standards and ordinances.

Burglary Division

The Burglary Division is responsible for coordinating all follow-up investigations of burglaries, as well as the recovery of stolen property from local pawn shops.

Crime Scene Investigation Division (CSI)

CSI is responsible for assisting in investigations by taking photographs, sketching major crime scenes, collecting and tagging evidence, and performing various scientific tests on suspects and or evidence, as needed.

Crime Stoppers Office

Crime Stoppers coordinates all facets of the Crime Stoppers Program with local news media, businesses, and the public.

Crimes Against Persons Division

Crimes Against Persons is responsible for Homicide, Robbery, Juvenile, Juvenile Sex Crimes, Major Assaults, Missing Persons, and Computer Crimes.

Evidence Division

Evidence is responsible for the collection, storage, cataloguing, and disposition of all evidence and property seized by, or turned into the department.

Financial Crimes Division

Financial Crimes is responsible for investigating all crimes involving thefts by fraudulent use of access cards and forgeries of negotiable documents.

High Tech Support Unit

High Tech Support assists in investigations involving computer systems and all types of electronic data.

Homicide Division

Homicide is responsible for investigating all criminal calls where a death or life threatening injury has occurred, any officer involved shooting or the attempted murder of a police officer.

Juvenile / Sex Crimes Division

Juvenile/Sex Crimes is responsible for maintaining juvenile investigation records, cases of child abuse, and all types of sex crimes.

Liaison Detectives

Liaison Detectives are assigned to outside state and federal agencies that work jointly with these agencies to participate in multi-jurisdictional investigations.

Major Assaults Division

Major Assaults is responsible for investigating a wide range of non-life threatening felony personal crimes and missing person cases.

Missing Persons Division

Missing Persons is responsible for investigating all calls involving missing persons.

Narcotics Division

Narcotics is responsible for investigating crimes involving illegal drugs, as well as related vice crimes. This division administers the HIDTA and LSP Task Forces.

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