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.

GANG UNIT
The gang unit currently consists of two officers.  Their duties include:  overt patrol tactics designed for crime prevention and intervention, criminal intelligence, surveillance activities, diversion techniques to prevent juvenile involvement in gang activity, gang presentations to community groups, gang awareness training to school officials and parents, and follow up on gang related investigations.  The goal of this unit is to utilize techniques to formulate a multi-faceted approach to identification, investigation, and prosecution of the gang members and their gangs that continue to commit crimes in our community.