The Criminal Investigation Division is commanded by Captain Tom Nichols. His duties include:
- Crime Stoppers Liaison
- Community Intervention Center Administration
- Juvenile Services
- Sex Offender Registration
- Staff inspections
- District Attorney and District Court Liaison
The Criminal Investigation Division is commanded by Captain Tom Nichols and overseen by Lieutenant Mark Blodgett and Sergeants Albright and Gordon, who supervise eight Detectives. Investigating crime represents the most obvious responsibility of the Criminal Investigations unit. Personnel in these bureaus are responsible for follow-up investigations of criminal cases. They work closely with victims, witnesses, citizens, and other law enforcement agencies to solve problems and crimes.
The division is divided into two sections adult crimes and juvenile crimes as well as investigators who specialize in Internet Crimes Against Children, (ICAC), domestic violence/stalking cases as well as sex/violent offender registration. Detectives generally specialize in areas such as major crimes, property crimes, personal crimes, juvenile and sex crimes, and white collar crimes (frauds, forgeries and counterfeiting). Depending on their assignment, investigators carry a continuous "case load". The CID supervisors will assign cases depending on their significance and solvability factors. Solvability factors include those leads which help investigators solve the case. Examples include names or descriptions of suspects, serial numbers or identifying marks on stolen property, or witnesses to the crime.