City of Alexandria, VA
Criminal Investigation Section
The Criminal Investigations Section (CIS) is a functional entity of the Investigations Bureau of the Alexandria Police Department commanded by two Lieutenants. The CIS commanders report directly to the captain of the Investigations Bureau. The Investigations Commander, in turn, reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Police.
The section is divided into two subsections, the Crimes Against Persons Section and the Property and Financial Crime Section. Each is comprised of the following units: Violent Crimes Unit, Gang Unit, Property Crimes Unit, Youth Unit, Financial and Computer Crimes Unit and the Domestic Violence Unit. Each of these units is supervised by a sergeant.
Hours of Operation:
The section works from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Criminal Investigation Section’s primary responsibility is to conduct the follow- up investigations of crimes that occur within the City. Examples of these investigations are homicides, death cases, rapes and other felony sex offenses, commercial robberies, offenses wherein juveniles are victims or suspects, financial crimes, computer crimes, domestic violence, stalking, child welfare (ex: CHINS, child abuse, cases involving Child Protective Services), missing persons, and other serious investigations requiring intensive specialized or confidential investigation.
Employees of the Criminal Investigations Section are on call 24/7 to respond on all violent and major crimes.