A thought provoking and informative post about the crucial role of Investigator in the Police Department. Samina
By: Captain Kyle Cressione
Thibodaux Police Department (LA)
It’s no secret that the patrol division of a police department is the nucleus of its operation. Patrol officers investigate crimes until they are redirected to other responsibilities, or no longer have the means or time to continue the investigation. This is where the investigative divisions come in; it was why they were created.
Who is the Investigator?
The investigator is best described as a patrol officer with very specific training, along with time and assets to complete an investigation in greater detail. With experience, an investigator will adapt to a more tedious process of investigation, becoming more methodical.
The investigator will identify the smallest details of a crime, and use those details to increase the probability of solvability. The best investigators are those who dedicate themselves to their task. There is a sense of ownership and responsibility to tell the story.
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