The Investigative Services Division consists of the department’s Major Investigations Unit, the Special Investigations Unit and the Street Crime/Narcotics Unit.
Major Investigations Unit
The Major Investigations Unit consists of an Executive Officer and trained detectives who specialize in a wide array of investigative areas. The unit investigates such crimes as:
- Homicide and Death Investigations
- Identity Thefts
- Motor Vehicle Thefts
The unit also specializes in Crime Scene Investigations, and detectives respond to most crime scenes to process the scene for physical evidence. The detectives utilize the department’s crime lab to analyze evidence and to properly secure the evidence that may be transported to the Forensic Lab. The detectives are trained in the area of Interview and Interrogation to ensure a quality investigation.
Special Investigations Unit
The Special Investigations Unit consists of a unit supervisor and trained detectives who specialize in handling crimes against persons, sexual assaults and juvenile related matters. The unit handles all follow-ups in regards to:
- Abuse Cases
- Crimes Involving Children and Youths
- DCF Related Cases
- Domestic Violence Incidents
- Local Schools
- Missing Persons
- Sex Related Crimes
School Resource Officers
The unit also has two school resource officers, one assigned to Middletown High School, and the assigned to the middle and elementary schools. The unit serves as the liaison between the Middletown Police Department and the Department of Children and Families, the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters, Youth Services, Connecticut Sex Offender Registry and the Board of Education. The unit develops and provides specialized education and awareness programs for Middletown’s children and youth.
Street Crime/Narcotics Unit
The Street Crime/Narcotics Unit consists of a unit supervisor and trained detectives who specialize in narcotics and vice offenses. The detectives assigned to this unit work in an undercover capacity conducting surveillance and addressing quality of life issues. The unit assists and investigates various crimes ranging from graffiti to homicide. Other investigative activities include gangs, high frequency crime areas, and major crimes.