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 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

   
   
   
 
 

The Criminal Investigations Unit is responsible for investigating open and unsolved crimes against persons and property. 

Lieutenant M. Hand
Criminal Investigations Commander
P) 770-592-6000 ext. 1109
E)   

Sergeant W. Franco
Criminal Investigations Supervisor
P) 770-592-6000 ext. 1127
E) 
 


Investigative Unit
Currently composed of six detectives, the primary responsibility of the unit is to investigate open and unsolved crimes against persons and property. Cases can include: 
    - Burglaries 
    - Child abuse 
    - Child exploitation 
    - Domestic violence 
    - Forgery 
    - Homicides 
    - Robberies 
    - Sexual assaults


Crime Suppression Unit
The purpose of the Crime Suppression Unit is to provide the department with the ability to quickly address emerging crime trends and problem areas. The unit allows the department to direct resources to a specific problem area within the city without having to divert patrol officers from their normal duties. The objective of the unit is to deter crime from occurring through highly proactive enforcement and through directed enforcement following problem oriented policing strategies.

The Crime Suppression Unit consists of personnel from all areas of Field Operations working under the supervision of the Criminal Investigations Unit. The unit utilizes marked and unmarked patrol vehicles or foot patrol depending on the specific problem they are addressing.