Criminal Investigation Section

Responsibilities

The Criminal Investigations Section, (C.I.S.) is responsible for conducting secondary investigations to felony crimes committed in Pinellas Park. Cases are assigned to detectives based on solvability factors and the seriousness of the crime. 

Members

The unit is comprised of one Sergeant, Six Detectives, and one Administrative Clerk. 

Units

The section is divided into two units:

  • Crimes against Persons: 
  • Aggravated
  • Assault/Battery
  • Child Abuse
  • Homicides
  • Robberies
  • Sexual Batteries
  •  Crimes against Property:
  • Burglaries
  • Economic Crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Grand Thefts
  • Identity Theft
  • Vehicle Theft
Detectives Kriebel, Stevens, and Erwin at a Computer

Cases

In 2010 the Section received 1,926 cases for review. 428 of those were assigned for further investigation and 1,498 were assigned as a no-lead case. No-lead cases are given to a specific detective based on the type of case. The victims are contacted by phone or mail and advised of the status of the case and asked if they have any additional information. If and when additional information is received and the case requires additional investigation, the status can be upgraded to "Assigned." In 2010, the section had a 76% closure rate on assigned cases.

Detectives Blessing and Hunt at a Computer

Special Training

Detectives have specialized training in the following areas:

  • Aggravated Battery
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Child Abuse
  • Computer Crimes
  • Crimes Against the Elderly
  • Economic Crimes
  • Homicide
  • Identity Theft
  • Pawn Shops
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Battery
  • Theft
  • White Collar Crime