The members of the Beachwood Police Department Detective Division are responsible for conducting follow up investigations for criminal cases initially handled by the Patrol Division as well as investigations that are self initiated by detectives.  Detectives are also responsible for crime scene processing which may include processing for latent fingerprints, scene photography and evidence collection.  The Detective Bureau is currently staffed with a dayshift detective and an evening detective.  The Detective Bureau is responsible for numerous investigative functions within the department including but not limited to:

  • Megan’s Law Sex Offender Monitoring and Registry
  • Investigation of all persons and property crimes
  • Asset forfeitures
  • Fraud
  • Computer/electronic crimes
  • Identity theft
  • Sex crimes/crimes of violence
  • Inter-agency investigations and intelligence
  • Review of all sales of second hand jewelry
  • Preparation of cases for Pre-Indictment Screening
  • Investigations and the enforcement and compliance of Alcohol Beverage Control laws and regulations
  • Employment background investigations
  • Firearms Application backgrounds
  • Property and Evidence Room maintenance and documentation

Criminal cases are evaluated and assigned to investigative personnel for further investigation utilizing a computerized case management system to track the progress of the investigative cases. Due to changes in Administrative rules and Legislative decisions, there is a constant necessity for continual training to keep abreast of current methods and trends.