Criminal Investigation Division
Criminal Investigations requires extensive training in the following specialized areas; Interview and Interrogation, Robbery and Sexual Assault, Hostage and Crisis Negotiations, Child Interview Approaches, Undercover and Covert Operations, Identity Theft, Internet & Computer Crimes, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Digital Photography, Hate & Bias Crimes Investigations and Homicide Investigative Techniques. The Criminal Investigative Division is responsible for responding to all major crimes and handle a wide variety of cases. Detectives are called upon to investigate Homicides, Robbery, Burglary, Felony Assaults, Arson, Sexual Abuse, Fraud, Forgery, Theft, Gambling, Prostitution, Missing Persons and all other forms of major crime activity.
The Criminal Investigative Division is also responsible for all Evidence & Property Management.
Working in pairs bike officers in Berea are daily practitioners of Community Policing. Benefits from bicycle patrols include:
Officers are out of cars and accessible to public
Subjects cannot generally outrun officers on bicycles.
Officers can approach silently on the specially designed bicycles which makes them excellent for drug “sting” take downs (stealth).
Much more ground can be covered on a bicycle patrol than on foot.
Bicycles can go where cars are unable to go.
On average, one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in the United States every 53 hours. Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1792, nearly 19,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Berea Police Honor Guard is designated to provide the Department with a specially trained ceremonial team to render honors, preserve tradition, stimulate esprit-de-corps and instill pride. The Honor Guard accomplishes this by providing guidance and uniformity in the conduct of ceremonies and by establishing a specific sequence of events during those ceremonies. The unit also provides a highly trained, specially uniformed group of motivated officers to perform the particulars of those ceremonies.
Used to help enforce traffic laws and reduce traffic accidents in high accident prone areas. Additionally they can be utilized for details such as crime prevention and educational programs, law enforcement displays, parades, etc….
Used for drug interdiction, tracking, building searches, criminal apprehension and demonstrations. The K-9 team is utilized county wide.