Lieutenant Gail Baham serves as the primary Criminal Investigator and is assisted
as necessary by Officer Alex Hankins. CID also conducts crime scene support for the
Patrol Division and is on-call 24 hours a day for service.
The investigation of crime is a cooperative effort between the victim and the investigator.
In most cases you will have key information that will help the investigator assigned
to your case solve the offense. During the investigation of an offense the investigator
may ask you to sign documents, and provide a sworn statement about the facts surrounding
the crime. Depending on the severity and nature of the offense, the investigator
will most likely contact you within 24 to 48 hours of the offense. Every case submitted
to CID is important. Every case submitted to CID is reviewed and worked based on
the severity and solvability of the crime.
We are fortunate to live in a community that has a very low crime rate, but we must
continue to remain alert as crime does still occur. One of the most prevalent crimes
in our area is property crime. If you are the victim of a property crime you can
assist the investigator by taking steps to ensure that all serial numbers of the
property in your home have been recorded. It is wise to place unique markings on
property that does not have a serial number and then photograph this property. Always
store this type of information in a safety deposit box.