Detective Bureau

The primary function of the Detective Bureau is to conduct follow-up investigations of reported crimes. These investigations consist of interviewing suspects, victims, and witnesses; analyzing information for validity, reliability, and accuracy; and compiling a comprehensive and factual case file to be presented in court. They are also tasked with crime analysis, surveillance in areas of criminal activity, the monitoring and maintenance of registered sex and drug offenders, and intelligence gathering.

The Harrison Township Police Department Detective Bureau is also responsible for the receiving, processing, storing and purging of property/evidence collected by officers during the course of their duties. The integrity of the chain-of-custody and the integrity of the evidence/property room are critical for the successful prosecution of criminal cases. Currently the Detective Bureau is comprised of a Detective Sergeant and an Investigator.