Proactive & Reactive

The Investigations Division identifies and investigates persons responsible for criminal acts within the city of Spring Hill using both proactive and reactive investigative measures.

Typically, the Investigations Division does not become involved in a criminal case until after a uniformed officer responds to a call reported by a victim, then writes a report that is forwarded to the Investigations Division.

Some of the criteria used to determine which cases qualify for assignment to a detective include:
  • Having known suspect information
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Suspect vehicle information
  • Physical evidence such as fingerprints, biological evidence, tool marks, etc.
  • Unusual methods of operational crime patterns
Many investigations can be completed in a matter of weeks, whereas other investigations may take years before they are solved.