Criminal Investigative Division

The Criminal Investigative Division is an area of the Richland Police Department that actuates any reported incident.  This area of the police department specializes in its ability to differentiate between what is actual, circumstantial, or unreal to gain conclusive status.   The Criminal Investigative Division, also known as C.I.D., operates within the guidelines according to the Mississippi Code of 1972 annotated.  

Being able to solve a case is not an easy task.  Members of this division have a high rate and standard amongst themselves in solvability.  Relations with other members of the police department, citizens in the community, and the District Attorney’s Office are crucial and impacts conclusiveness.  Contiguous devotion to Richland Policy and Procedures, citizen compliance, and District Attorney Guidelines, and being adherent to Mississippi State Law is a balance that the Richland Criminal Investigative Division conducts and manages itself.

Once a crime is reported and investigated, depending upon evidentiary status, the case is reviewed, processed, and formalized for presentation at the District Attorney’s Office.   

Criminal Investigative Areas include:

  • Crimes against persons
  • Crimes against property
  • Organized crime
  • Domestic crimes
  • Identity theft
  • Juvenile crime
  • Sex crimes
  • Internet crimes
  • Criminal intelligence
  • Investigative support

The Criminal Investigative Division consists of six detectives and one administrative assistant.  Chief Investigator, Sergeant, Juvenile detective, and three detectives make up the Division.

Hours of operation:
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact information:
601-420-1570