The Criminal Investigations Section is primarily responsible for conducting investigations of felony and lengthy non-traffic criminal cases. Investigators primarily work 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with the exception of two investigators work 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm and one of the those investigators is on call from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am Monday through Sunday. Employees assigned to the section average over 10 years of police experience. At any given time there are more than 350 open criminal cases within the section.
When at full strength, there are 22 people assigned to the section. Lieutenant Gary Malo is the commander, and the investigator supervisors are Sergeants Mark Gaddis and Mike Bolme. Each supervisor has a group of investigators under their direction who are generally assigned a portfolio of cases in one of two areas: personal or property crimes.
Five investigators work drug cases, and two of these are attached to the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force. Two domestic violence (DV) investigator positions had been implemented with funding coming from aViolence Against Women Act (VAWA) grant. Although these positions are no longer funded by this grant the two investigators continue to investigate DV cases. The Investigations Section also has three officers who work in the Warrants Section, taking care of court security, serving warrants and subpoenas, conducting prisoner transports and conducting sex offender checks.
For more information on the Investigations Section, contact the Police Department at (701) 223-1212.