The Criminal Investigations Section is primarily responsible for conducting investigations of felony and lengthy non-traffic criminal cases. Investigators work two weeks on days and then rotate to a week of afternoons. Employees assigned to the section average over 14 years of police experience. At any given time there are more than 350 open criminal cases within the section.
When at full strength, there are 21 people assigned to the section. Lieutenant Gary Malo is the commander, and the investigator supervisors are Sergeants Bill Connor and Roger Marks. Each supervisor has a group of investigators under their direction who are generally assigned a portfolio of cases in one of two areas: personal or property crimes.
Five investigators work drug cases, and two of these are attached to the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force. Two domestic violence investigator positions have been implemented with funding coming from a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant. The Investigations Section also has two officers who work in the Warrants Section, taking care of court security, serving warrants and subpoenas, and conducting sex offender checks.
Contact Us For more information on the Investigations Section, contact the Police Department at (701) 223-1212.