Criminal Investigations Division

The Investigations Bureau investigates major crimes and pursues other investigations that are beyond the scope of regular patrol officers.

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The Criminal Investigations Division has investigative and evidence collection responsibilities within the Field Operations Bureau. They include the Vice/Narcotics Section, Crimes Against Persons, Property Crimes / Intelligence Section and Technical Investigations Section.

The current Criminal Investigation Division Strategic Plan.

Criminal Investigation Division

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is commanded by Captain Gregg Ladislaw who oversees the lieutenants responsible for each section within the division. The CID commander reports directly to the bureau commander.

The  primary responsibility of the CID is to conduct follow-up investigations of crimes that occur within the City. Examples of these investigations are homicides, death cases, rapes and other felony sex offenses, commercial robberies, offenses wherein juveniles are victims or suspects, financial crimes, computer crimes, domestic violence, stalking, child welfare, missing persons, narcotic offenses and other serious investigations requiring intensive specialized or confidential investigation.

Crime Scene Investigation Section

The CSI Section is a major support section for the police department, particularly for the various investigative elements of the department as well as the Patrol Operations Bureau. The CSI section is dedicated to processing crime scenes to facilitate the recovery and preservation of physical evidence.  The section is comprised of one lieutenant, one sergeant, nine Crime Scene Investigators, three Latent Fingerprint Examiners (civilian) and one Police Records Clerk (civilian).

Contact Information

Lieutenant Scott Patterson

Office: 703-746-6274

Sergeant Jason North

Office: 703-746-6660

Vice Narcotics Section

The mission of the Vice and Narcotics Section is the suppression of vice, organized crime and narcotics related activities within the City.