The criminal investigation division (CID) is tasked with the thorough investigation of crimes committed within the City of West Memphis. The criminal investigation division picks up where the patrol officer leaves off. When a patrol officer takes a report, most of them are passed to the criminal investigation division. A detective then takes the report and opens a case on it. All detectives are certified police officers and have served as patrol officers prior to being assigned to the criminal investigation division.
Detectives use numerous methods to investigate and solve crimes. Many of the West Memphis Police Department’s detectives hold certifications in advanced training such as fingerprint analysis, evidence collection, crime scene processing, and photography. Detectives spend long hours interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects. Once a case is built and the detective has enough evidence to justify doing so, an arrest is made.
If you have any questions, please contact Captain Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.