INVESTIGATION DIVISION

The Investigations Division consists of one Lieutenant, one Sergeant, six Detectives, and two Detective/SRO (School Resource Officer).  The division is divided into four sections:

INVESTIGATIONS
Crimes section primary responsibilities are investigating general criminal cases requiring follow-up investigations; major criminal offenses assigned directly to the division; investigations of license applicants; and, background investigations of police and fire applicants.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS/SPECIAL PROJECTS
Community relations/special projects detective has the responsibility of developing and presenting crime prevention programs to senior citizens and the general public.  This officer also organizes our Senior Citizen Academy, Citizen Police Academy, and Teen Police Academy.

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS/YOUTH OFFICERS
The school resource officers are permanently assigned to the DeKalb High School and to the Clinton Rosette and Huntley Jr. High Schools while school is in session. This officer handles the majority of complaints requiring police action in the schools, and interacts with students and staff on non-criminal matters.  They also are assigned to investigate criminal offenses committed by juveniles who are referred to the division and make determinations as to their disposition and referrals.  They also investigate abuse cases committed against juveniles.

TARGETED RESPONSE UNIT (TRU)
The Targeted Response Unit's (TRU) mission is to implement a pro-active, problem solving initiative, consistent with the department's community oriented policing philosophy.  TRU will address street crime and quality of life issues in order to improve public safety and enhance our overall quality of life. 

TRU is also responsible for monitoring all registered sex offenders, parolees, individuals wanted on warrants, and gang members residing within the community.  Additionally,  TRU will be on the front line of proactive policing through the pursuite of known offenders, by initiating street level narcotics-related investigations, and supporting other Operations Bureau functions.

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA) TASK FORCE OFFICER
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force Officers (TFO) is assigned directly to the regional DEA office.  This position involves the in-depth investigation of drug and other criminal enterprises in the northern Illinois region.  The DeKalb officer assigned as the DEA TFO is involved with covert investigations, including surveillance, monitoring wiretaps, participating in controlled drug transactions, working with informants, obtaining and executing search warrants and arresting offenders.