The Detective Division consists of seven full-time investigators supervised by one sergeant and assisted by an investigative administrative assistant. The primary goal of the investigative unit is to assist uniformed patrol in the investigation of serious or complex crimes. This is done through several methods, including by not limited to...
- The supervision of physical evidence collection.
- Conducting interviews with victims, suspects, witnesses, family members, and various associates of victims and suspects.
- The collection, organization, and analysis of information obtained through the investigative process.
- Interrogating suspects.
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Sexual Assault
- Elderly Abuse (Physical)
- Missing Persons
- Credit Card Fraud
- Internet Crimes
- Elderly Abuse (Financial)
- Pawn transactions
Crimes Against Children
- Child Abuse
- Child Sexual Assault
Cold Case Investigations
"Cold Case" is a term used to describe a case which remains unresolved. This typically occurs when all viable leads have been exhausted and no suspects have been identified or a suspect is identified but a lack of evidence prohibits arrest or prosecution.
As time passes, other crimes occur that require the immediate attention of investigators. Investigators who are originally assigned a case may move on to another assignment, be promoted, or retire. Sometimes the crime's jurisdiction may be a factor in a case "going cold".
Several things may lead to a "Cold Case" being re-opened. With the recent advances in DNA analysis and evidence processing, many cases are solved as a result of old evidence being re-examined with new techniques. Another common factor is a "change of heart" by witnesses or even suspects, who decide to come forth with new information pertaining to old cases.
Many "Cold Cases" are reviewed by several investigators and varying experiences and insights can reveal evidence or statements that were overlooked during the initial investigation.
If you have any information regarding any of these cases, please contact Sgt. Ken Lorimer.