Detective Bureau

Investigations
The Detective Bureau is responsible for the investigation and prosecution for any of the following:
  • Aggravated assault
  • All felonies
  • Burglaries
  • Check cases
  • Frauds
  • Other misdemeanors that require extended investigations
  • Thefts
Objective
The investigation of a criminal offense is one of the most critical police functions. The detective's main objective is to gather information that will successfully identify, apprehend, and prosecute a criminal offender.

The detective has to work closely with the Patrol Division, and other agency's in order to be successful. The Detective Bureau serves as the evidence officer for the Department, as well as the liaison officer to the District and Superior courts of Springfield.

Words of Wisdom
  • The duty of the police is to prevent crime and social disorder.
  • The power of the police to fulfill their duties is dependent on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.
  • The police should strive to maintain a relationship with the public so that, in reality, the police are the people and the people are the police.
  • The police must seek and preserve public favor, not by pandering to public opinion, but by demonstrating absolute impartial service.
  • The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action dealing with the problems.