The Detective Bureau, which is the criminal investigation division of the police department, assists the Patrol Division in investigating and possibly identifying those that are responsible for a criminal incident and following up with criminal charges. Besides identifying those who committed the crime, steps are taken to recover property that may have been stolen from the victim.
The Detective Bureau is staffed by one lieutenant, one sergeant, and several detectives. Two detectives are assigned to the juvenile unit, one is assigned to the warrant unit, and one is assigned full-time to the Cuyahoga County Fugitive Task Force. EPD detectives are involved in investigating and coordinating the prosecution efforts between the Euclid Police Department and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. These efforts require the detectives to spend time in the County Common Pleas Court, presenting criminal cases along with required evidence and officer testimony.