Police Department Careers

Homicide Unit Job Description

The Homicide Unit is responsible for investigating murders and other death investigations. Homicide Unit detectives also review cold case murders for new evidence and potential prosecution.

Homicide Duties

  • Responding to and investigating crime scenes
  • Interviewing witnesses and victims and taking their statements
  • Preparing and executing search warrants
  • Interviewing suspects
  • Working with other law enforcement agencies and officials
  • Serving felony warrants and arresting suspects
  • Attending autopsies
  • Perform background research of suspects
  • Locating relevant information and investigating suspicious activity
  • Keeping detailed records and writing reports associated with the criminal investigation
  • Testifying in court


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