The Detective Bureau is the investigative arm of the Police Department. Detectives assigned to the Bureau are responsible for the follow-up investigation of felony and misdemeanor offenses reported to the Department. These investigations consist of interviewing suspects, victims, and witnesses; analyzing information for validity, reliability, and accuracy; and compiling a comprehensive and factual case file to be presented in court. Successful follow-up investigations are then forwarded to the Connecticut State’s Attorneys offices for prosecution.
The Detective Bureau is commanded by Lieutenant Eric Woods who supervises a detective sergeant, 5 detectives, and a DARE officer. Five detectives are assigned various duties and the Detective Sergeant also serves as the Department’s youth officer. The Detective Bureau is assigned several hundred cases for follow-up investigation annually. The general working hours of the Detective Division are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Detective Bureau is the point of contact for all local pistol permit applications and fingerprinting services.