While the Patrol Division is the backbone of the Police Department, the Detective Division is comprised of highly experienced investigators each bringing a unique investigative specialty; specialties such as identity theft, drug investigations, juvenile crimes or domestic abuse. Several are recognized regionally for their expertise.
In 2013, the Detective Division received 288 cases of which 181 were closed and 53 were closed with arrests. Open cases include cases where there is either an ongoing investigation or, more often, a lack of any physical evidence or description of the actor. These cases are given a substantial amount of effort by the detectives and may take several years to close due to the complexity.