The Criminal Investigations Division (Detectives) is responsible for major case investigations, follow-up investigations to lesser offenses, and internal investigations.
Staffed by seven full-time detectives and the CID Commander, these sworn officers have diverse backgrounds and expertise in different areas. Their expertise, combined with their experience and drive are leading factors in the Norristown Police Department having one of the highest clearance rates for crimes committed.
Each detective is assigned to concentrate primarily on one specific type of crime from the following:
- Sexual Assault / Domestic Abuse
- Theft / Fraud
However, they all come together as a team for major cases such as homicide. The detectives are also tasked with assisting other agencies as needed when criminal activity in other jurisdictions has a connection to Norristown, or when crimes originate in, but extend beyond Norristown.
Detectives receive specialized training in:
- Identification, preservation and collection of forensic evidence
- Interviewing techniques
- Special victim's investigations (when needed)