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Investigations Division: 815-724-3020

The Joliet Police Department Investigations Division is comprised of a Deputy Chief, a Lieutenant, several Sergeants, many Detectives and three civilians. The Investigations Division is primarily responsible for the follow-up investigation of crime, and is separated into 'General Assignment' and 'Special Assignment'.

General Assignment - Investigates most criminal offenses, including violent offenses and property crimes. Within General Assignment there are a number of specific assignments including, but not limited to:

  • Domestic Violence

  • Arson Investigation

  • Sex Offender Registration

Special Assignment - Investigates criminal offenses through specialized assignments including, but not limited to:

  • School Liaison/Youth Crime - Investigate criminal offenses involving the youth who attend area schools, primarily the local high schools. Specially trained Juvenile Investigators handle all criminal and status offense cases involving persons under the age of eighteen as victims or offenders. A Detective is assigned as a full-time School Liaison Officer to each City of Joliet public high school (Joliet Township Central, Joliet Pathways Academy, Joliet Township West, and Plainfield South).

  • Criminal Intelligence - Manages data and disseminates critical intelligence within the Investigations Division and across other elements of the Joliet Police Department.

  • Tactical Unit - Investigates criminal offenses related to warrants, fugitives, burglaries, robberies, and other violent crime.

  • Narcotics Unit - Investigates criminal offenses related to narcotics sales.

  • Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force - Investigates crimes related to the automotive industry including “chop shops”, stolen vehicles, VIN and license alterations, and other related vehicle offenses.

  • FBI Fugitive Task Force - Investigates wanted fugitives in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  • FBI Regional Computer Forensics Lab Task Force - Investigates computer related criminal offenses in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.