Investigative Services Division
The Investigative Services Division is managed by Captain Fran Rinehart who was hired in 1993. The Division consists of the Criminal Investigations Unit, The Street Crimes Unit, The Forensic Unit and The Intelligence Unit that includes a Crime Analyst. The primary function of the division is to conduct follow-up investigations of reported crimes as well as proactively detect and enforce certain targeted criminal activity. These investigations consist of:
- Interviewing suspects, victims and witnesses
- Collecting, processing and preserving evidence
- Analyzing crime data
- Monitoring criminal activity
- Gathering criminal intelligence
- Compiling comprehensive and factual case files to be presented in court to ensure prosecution of suspects and the continued security and safety of our community
Criminal Investigations Unit
The Criminal Investigations Unit is staffed with one Sergeant, one Corporal and four detectives. The unit's primary function is to investigate alleged violations of criminal offenses within the City of St. Cloud leading to the eventual identification, apprehension and successful prosecution of criminal offenders. The unit provides assistance to the patrol section by maintaining a 24 hour on-call status and responding to investigate major crimes. The Criminal Investigations Unit also performs other functions such as the illegal sale and distribution of liquor and tobacco, controlled substances, gambling, prostitution and pornography. Undercover operations are conducted through the year including decoys, surveillance, and the serving of search or arrest warrants. The unit also assists other agencies with investigations within the city.
Street Crimes Unit
The Street Crimes Unit is a proactive team of detectives who primary focus is to detect and apprehend targeted criminal offenders for specific crimes. The Street Crimes Unit is comprised of one Sergeant, one Corporal, and five detectives. Detectives complete street level operations and investigate crimes such as narcotic activity, property crimes, gang activity, repeat offenders, chronic crimes and vice crimes. The assigned detectives coordinate and execute surveillance, undercover or decoy operations and evaluate intelligence information obtained from street encounters and their observations.
Although the Street Crimes Unit is a proactive policing unit; it handles an influx of information from the public regarding suspected narcotics activity and other crimes. The unit's primary goal is to facilitate the delivery of services that match community needs to ensure the quality of life within our city.