The Investigations Section is responsible for follow up investigation of major crimes occurring in Southington. It includes two (2) units organized to provide specialized police services; the Detective Bureau and the Special Investigations Unit. Detectives with specialized training are assigned to each unit, allowing for expertise in different types of investigations required to bring criminal cases to a successful outcome. Detectives in both units undergo extensive training in various advanced investigative methods and techniques at both state and federal institutions. Courses include fingerprinting, interrogation techniques, crime scene analysis, and advanced classes in specialties such as crime scene photography and videography.

The Special Investigations Unit is primarily responsible for cases involving the sale and trafficking of illegal drugs and works closely with our state and federal law enforcement partners. These Detectives also responsible for pre-employment background investigations, firearms related investigations, drug overdoses, liquor and tobacco violations, covert surveillance, as well as other special investigations.

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