Lafayette Police Department
It is the mission of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to investigate crimes and other incidents, in the form of either preliminary activity or of continuing or follow-up activity, bringing each and every case to a successful conclusion; to coordinate all activities from other Divisions which are investigative in nature; and to carry out the overall mission of the Lafayette Police Department.
The Lafayette Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is subdivided into four sections:
Adult Crimes are divided into two categories. There are those crimes of property in nature and crimes against persons. Investigators in both of these categories are assigned cases that occur throughout the city on a weekly basis. Each case has a thirty-day turn around, meaning that detectives must complete the case within a thirty-day period, unless the case needs further work.
Investigators conduct follow up investigations on specific crimes, thus allowing patrol officers to concentrate on other duties. They are also charged with disseminating information concerning dangerous suspects that have been discovered during the course of the investigation. Investigators must then prepare a detailed report in chronological order that explains the course of the investigation. This would include references to witnesses and the collection of evidence. This report is subsequently forwarded to the District Attorney’s office to assist the prosecutor in prosecuting those individuals who have been identified as suspects in cases.
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