The purpose of the Investigative Unit is to conduct follow-up investigations of incidents that are not solved by the Patrol Unit due to staffing issues or time restraints. Investigations is a police activity which is directed toward:
- The apprehension of criminals by the gathering of evidence leading to their arrest for criminal activity.
- The collection and presentation of evidence and testimony resulting in convictions of the perpetrators of these criminal acts.
The Investigative Unit is comprised of a lieutenant, seven investigators, and a civilian analyst. One investigator is assigned to the Tri-County Drug Task Force and another is assigned as the School Resource Officer.