Criminal Investigation Section

Responsibilities

The Criminal Investigations Section, (C.I.S) is responsible for conducting follow up investigations to all felony crimes occurring within the city of Pinellas Park, for the analysis of crime trends and for providing assistance and support to crime victims.  Cases are assigned to detectives based on solvability factors, the seriousness of the crime, along with the specialized training of each detective.

Members

The unit is comprised of one Sergeant, seven Detectives, a Crime Analyst and a Victim Assistant.

Investigative Categories

The section is divided into two units:

Crimes against Persons: 

  • Aggravated Battery
  • Assault/Battery
  • Crimes against Children
  • Homicides
  • Robberies
  • Sexual Batteries

 Crimes against Property:

  • Burglaries
  • Economic Crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Grand Thefts
  • Identity Theft
  • Vehicle Theft
  • Electronic Crimes

Investigations

All Pinellas Park Police detectives begin their law enforcement careers as uniformed patrol officers and are selected for CIS based on their knowledge, experience, and investigative abilities.  Detectives will review the original police reports and then conduct follow up investigations.  Detectives are responsible for locating and conducting interviews with all victims and witnesses in their assigned investigations.  They are also responsible for locating, identifying, and recovering stolen property; along with identifying, locating, interviewing and arresting criminal suspects.  Once the investigations is closed with an arrest or a referral to the State Attorney’s Office (SAO), detectives will meet with and present their findings to SAO to assist with a successful prosecution of all criminal suspects.  Specially trained civilian staff members conduct crime analysis, and victim assistance duties.

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