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Investigative Bureau

The Investigative Bureau is made up of four units commanded by Commander John Cole, and is responsible for the efficient disposition of solvable criminal incidents by using effective investigation and prosecution methods. These units investigate approximately 2,300 misdemeanor and felony cases per year, consistently clearing investigations at levels exceeding the national average. Their efforts provide investigative support to Uniform Bureau personnel. 

The Adult Unit, supervised by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., works with state and local prosecutors to insure all complaints of criminal activity are fully investigated. The unit investigates many of the crimes associated with adult suspects and manages public requests for Electronic Fingerprints and background checks. 

The Strike Force Unit, supervised by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., is made up of plain clothes detectives who investigate drug related crimes, burglaries, robberies, breaking & entering, and auto thefts.

The Juvenile Unit, supervised by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., investigates incidents involving youthful offenders and victims in the community. The unit works closely with the schools and other youth organizations to provide alternatives to prosecution, which include the Shaker Heights Police Community Diversion Program.

You may contact the Investigative Bureau at 216-491-1270.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016