The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is comprised of two units, Investigations and Community Policing. CID is tasked with follow-up investigations into active criminal cases occurring within the jurisdiction of the City of Duluth, providing focused preventive crime identification and preventive enforcement and direct community police service and educational programs. Criminal Investigations is headed by Captain William Petty, and has an authorized staff of one Lieutenant, one Sergeant and seven Detectives.
The Criminal Investigation Division investigates all types of cases which include crimes against persons, property crimes, vice and narcotics. CID also coordinates educational programs in local schools, conducts training with residential and business groups and other crime prevention and related programs for the community through the Community Policing unit. CID has the additional responsibilities of regulating pawn shops and insuring compliance with alcohol sales ordinances.
Duluth Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is dedicated to thoroughly and professionally serve the citizens of the Duluth community through a multi-level approach; 1) education, self-help and prevention tips and 2) investigate all unsolved crimes occurring within its jurisdiction. CID operates with the goal of identifying and apprehending offenders, recovering lost or stolen property, locating, processing, documenting, gathering and evaluating evidence regarding criminal activity, and assisting in the prosecution of those charged with criminal offenses.