The Detective Bureau, which is the criminal investigation division of the police department, assists the Patrol Division by 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 approximately 10 detectives. One detective is assigned to the juvenile unit, one to the warrant unit, and one to the Cuyahoga County Fugitive Task Force. Eight detectives investigate and coordinate the prosecution efforts between the Euclid Police 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.