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Criminal Investigation

The members of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) are responsible for investigating serious crimes against persons and property, to include: murder, assault, sex abuse, child abuse, rape, burglary, major theft, and computer crimes. They provide investigative support, as well as develop and share intelligence information, within the Oxford Police Department and with outside law enforcement agencies to ensure the effective and efficient follow-up of all major crimes that require investigative personnel
resources.

The division has an operating strength of 6 Detectives, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Juvenile Detective, 2 Vice Narcotics Detectives ,1 Major Crimes Detective,and 1 Crime Scene Detective.

Detectives developed areas of expertise in subject matter areas such as homicide investigation, assaults, sexual assaults, child abuse and neglect, juvenile crimes, forgery and fraud, white collar crime, computer crimes, arson, burglary, domestic violence, and a limited amount of crime scene processing. CID also maintain a close working relationship with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies along with the District Attorney's office.

To maximize effectiveness of CID, the department uses solvability factors in assignment of cases. Cases that meet certain criteria are assigned for follow-up. However, each case is reviewed to consider special circumstances. This allows detectives and patrol officers to spend more time on cases that stand a greater likelihood of being solved.

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