Investigative Services Division
About the Division
The Investigative Services Division works to deliver professional, effective and efficient investigative services to the community. The primary responsibility of the Investigative Services division is the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity occurring with the City. Police Investigations consists of 3 bureaus:
- Community Services Bureau
- Crime Suppression Unit
- Detective and Youth Bureaus
- Computer Crimes Section which conducts forensic analysis of computer evidence
- Polygraph Section which conducts tests for deception in investigative interviews
Detective & Youth Bureaus
The Detective and Youth Bureaus consist of 3 squads of detectives. The 2 adult squads investigate criminal activity involving person 17 years of age or older. This includes the processing of arrest warrants, the investigation of check and fraud complaints, as well as general criminal complaints.
The Youth Bureau examines all law violations involving persons 16 years of age and younger, and works closely with the students, teachers and administrators of the secondary schools. This squad is also responsible for the investigation and subsequent prosecution of all cases involving child abuse and neglect.
Crime Suppression Unit
The Crime Suppression Unit enforces and investigates all drug law violations, gambling, prostitution and other vice crimes committed by suspects 17 years of age and older. Officers are also assigned to specialized units throughout Macomb County and the metropolitan Detroit area including the Macomb Auto Theft Squad (MATS) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Investigations are conducted, warrants are secured, and evidence pertaining to the case is appropriately handled. Cases are tracked and followed through the court process.
Continuing Education & Training
The investigators assigned to this division continually pursue training in all aspects of criminal investigations including interviewing, legal update, violent crimes, and the utilization of computers as investigative aids. This training is necessary to maintain and enhance the skills of the investigators.
Victim assistance and citizen satisfaction are key objectives to our approach toward lessening the effects of crime on our citizenry. Detectives work in close partnership with several social response agencies, such a Turning Point and the Macomb County Victims Assistance unit.