The Investigations Division conducts follow-up criminal investigations on all felony and select misdemeanor crimes reported to the Elsmere Police Department. Typically, a uniformed police officer responds to a call for service and prepares a police report which may require a follow-up investigation. A Police Investigator is then assigned to conduct the follow-up, often requiring many hours of investigation before an arrest is made or a case is closed.
Information developed by detectives is then passed back to the Patrol Division to ensure the enforcement efforts are focused and directed. Once a suspect is arrested as the result of an investigation, the Investigations Division coordinates the prosecution of the suspect.
The Investigations Division consists of 2 full-time detectives.