Central Investigations Division - Rochester Police Department

Central Investigations Division (CID) - Responsible for coordinating liaison activities in regards to criminal investigations within the Rochester Police Department (RPD), as well as between other agencies. In addition to the activities specified below, the Commanding Officer of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) has the responsibility to meet with representatives from the District Attorney's Office and local judiciary for both adult and juvenile courts. CIDalso consists of:  

Major Crimes Unit - Responsible for the investigation of homicides, incidents of suspicious, unexplained or unintended deaths, police-involved shootings during which an individual is struck by police gunfire and any crime or series of crimes as directed by the Commanding Officer of CID or the Deputy Chief of Operations (DCO).

Economic Crimes Unit - Responsible for the investigation of complex financial crimes and investigating organized groups involved in counterfeiting, forgery and retail theft. Economic Crimes also investigates incidences of elder-abuse financial exploitation and complex multi-jurisdictional cases, including acting as liaisons with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and bank clearing houses to coordinate economic crime investigations and intelligence-sharing.

License Investigation Unit (LIU) - Responsible for the investigation of applicants for licenses that are issued by the City of Rochester which require the approval of the Chief of Police, the maintenance of all files pertaining to such issued licenses and the inspections of facilities either licensed by the Chief of Police or requiring such police inspections and enforcement pursuant to the City of Rochester's Municipal Code. LIU is also responsible for the administration of the City's Alarm Ordinance and processing NYS Pistol Permit Applications.  

  Special Victims Investigations (SVI) - Responsible for the continued investigation of missing person cases and investigating cases of intra-familial child abuse (physical or sexual) in which the suspect is 18 years-of-age or older. SVI is comprised of Department personnel, working in conjunction with other area law enforcement agencies and the Monroe County Department of Social Services. SVI is also responsible for determining dispositions of open child abuse or child neglect investigations, assisting patrol sections (or others as directed by the Commanding Officer of CID) in the investigation of any crime involving a child victim or any complaint of child abuse or neglect.

Technicians Unit - Responsible for gathering evidence and providing analysis services to the Department. Police Evidence Technicians have the primary responsibility for crime scene processing, including photographing, videotaping and sketching the scene. Evidence technicians also protect, process, collect and preserve physical evidence and are responsible for developing, lifting and labeling all fingerprints pursuant to the collection and preservation of evidence.