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Detective Bureau


The Detective Bureau Investigations Division is commanded by one Captain and one Lieutenant whose primary function is to oversee and coordinate the daily operations and activities of the division. The Lieutenant supervises a compliment of 3 Sergeants and 23 Detectives who are assigned to a variety of duties, e.g. investigations, warrant service, various task forces, prisoner extraditions, etc.

The CCSD continues to provide assistance to its law enforcement partners at the local, state and federal levels. This is accomplished by providing competent, professional investigative assistance, and personnel to the following task forces:
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crimes Task Force.
  • U.S. Marshal Violent Fugitive Task Force.
  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutor CODIS Task Force.
  • Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force

The Detective Bureau is responsible for conducting and processing criminal investigations of varying degrees. These investigations included public corruption, threats against public officials, violent crimes against persons, identity theft, and financial fraud.

Use Of Deadly Force Investigation Unit

The CCSD established a Use of Deadly Force Investigation Unit in 2015. One of the primary objectives of this unit is to provide a standard, comprehensive, neutral investigative response to use of deadly force incidents.

This team, comprised of specially trained Detectives, acts as an independent investigative unit that, when requested, investigates and reviews police use of deadly force incidents for requesting law enforcement entities.

The creation of this unit is the latest step in maintaining a layer of transparency and impartiality by having an outside agency investigating police use of deadly force incidents. In 2015, the UDF team investigated 6 incidents.

Principal Protection Unit

The Principal Protection Unit of the CCSD is responsible for conducting all-inclusive physical and personal security evaluations on all principals to determine the needed security precautions and procedures. A major part of this unit’s mission is the prevention of an incident before it occurs. The team depends on meticulous advance work and threat assessments to identify potential risks to the principals, as overall safety of the principal is of the highest concern.

Computer Forensic Examiner-Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF)

The CCSD conducts examinations of electronic media for local, state, and federal agencies. The U.S Secret Service (“USSS”) was mandated to establish a nationwide network of Electronic Crimes Task Forces (ECTFs) to bring together state and local law enforcement to form partnerships and combine resources in an organized effort to combat threats to our financial payment systems and critical infrastructures.

The use of combined resources allows the ECTF to identify and address potential cyber vulnerabilities before the criminal element exploits them. The USSS provides all examination tools and equipment along with specialized training for the assigned task force Detective.

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (I.C.A.C)

The Detective Bureau continues to provide assistance to the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (I.C.A.C.), which is a federal, multi-jurisdictional anti-crime initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The I.C.A.C. task force is led by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and is a collaboration of city, county, state and federal law enforcement authorities across Ohio whose mission is to identify, arrest, and prosecute individuals who: (1) Utilize the Internet to lure minors into illicit sexual relationships, or; (2) Use the Internet to produce, distribute or solicit child pornography.