The Detective Division of the Mendon Police Department is comprised of officers chosen for their knowledge, skills and abilities they exhibited as patrol officers and for their desire to do the specific job for which they have applied. Members of the Detective Division receive extensive specialized training to help develop them into capable interviewers and investigators.
The goal of the Detective Division is to be proactive, in a fair and impartial manner, in seeking out all identified individuals who participate in illegal felony activities, and to take an aggressive stance, enforcing the laws to protect citizens against crime.
In criminal investigations the Division works with many other agencies to investigate its cases and to network information. When necessary, the division works with federal law enforcement agencies such as INS, IRS, DEA, FBI and ATF.
The Detective Division is responsible for most of the follow-up felony investigations within the Department. The Detective Division uses both traditional, cutting edge investigative methods for cases to which they are assigned, such as collection of physical evidence, computer technology, interview and interrogation techniques, as well as back-to-basics legwork.