Crime will occur, despite our efforts. When it does, we are charged with conducting thorough, fair, and impartial investigations which will identify perpetrators & ultimately lead to successful prosecution. Criminal Investigation begins with the discovery of a crime, and patrol should be armed with the necessary knowledge to investigate offenses.
Ultimately, however, we as an agency need to dedicate specialized men with specialized knowledge, skills, & abilities to negotiate complex case inquiries and bring violent offenders to justice, while partnering and liaising with the DA’s office for vertical prosecution. These men should be readily available to respond to provide support for the initial officers.