Detective Division
Detective Lieutenant  Keith Allmendinger
Detective Lieutenant  Michael Sweeney

       
               
   

The Detective Division is responsible for investigating all the adult related offenses. The Division is currently comprised of 1 Detective Captain, 2 Detective Lieutenants, 2 Detective Sergeants and 8 Detectives. Each case received by this unit is reviewed by a supervisor, then either assigned to a detective for follow-up, held for future reference, or referred to another agency or jurisdiction. All cases are examined on the basis of solvability and followed through to their conclusion. This division is also responsible for conducting all background investigations of liquor license applicants and for investigating all violations and infractions of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control laws. A detective from this division is assigned as an ABC officer to conduct these investigations. Investigative personnel attended various basic and advanced in-service courses, some of which include Arson, Crime Scene Photography, Recognizing and Investigating Criminal Gangs, Hostage Negotiation, Processing Crime scenes, Interviews and Interrogations, Tactical Response Team (SWAT) training etc. This Division develops criminal intelligence and promulgates same throughout the Police Department.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Investigations Bureau personnel also perform these additional functions:

HOSTAGE NEGOTIATION AND TACTICAL RESPONSE TEAMS

This unit is comprised of officers trained in this area from both uniform and investigative units of the department. Three detectives are trained as members of the Tactical Response Team, and four are hostage negotiators. These two teams work in conjunction with each other.

ARSON, FIRE and HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Four members of this Bureau have special training in this area, and attend yearly mandatory training seminars. Two members are also part of the Municipal Hazardous Materials Control Board. Two investigators attend monthly Hazardous Material Board meetings, and maintain all commercial business hazardous material records, such as, ‘Right to Know’ records.

COUNTER-TERRORISM LIAISONS

Two members of this Bureau have been trained in this area. They network with Federal, State, County, and Municipal authorities. Any pertinent information that is received is maintained and directed by the liaison to the proper agency.