Criminal Investigations Division



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 Pete Bava and has an authorized staff of one Lieutenant 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 and 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 pawnshops and insuring compliance with alcohol sales ordinances.

Duluth Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is dedicated to thoroughly and professionally serving the citizens of the Duluth community through a multi-level approach; 1) education, self-help, and prevention tips, and 2) investigating 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.

 To contact Captain Bava, call 770-476-4151 or email

To Submit Crime TipDrug Tip Information (you may remain anonymous) 770-476-4151 or email