The Criminal Investigations Division is primarily responsible for conducting follow-up investigations of all criminal incidents reported to the Germantown Police Department. Detectives identify and apprehend offenders, preserve property and evidence, prepare assigned cases for prosecution in court and present cases to the State and Federal Grand Jury. Detectives maintain intelligence files on crimes occurring in the City.
The Investigations Division works in conjunction with other local, state and federal agencies on various cases and has detectives assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, the West Tennessee Drug Task Force, the Secret Service Task Force, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, and the ATF Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force.
Responsibilities of the Investigation Division
- Comprehensive investigations of reported criminal activity
- Crime scene processing and collection
- Evidence preservation and storage
- Crime and trend analysis
- Records management and data entry