What is the status of my case?

Typically, when an offense has been reported to the Police Department, a uniformed officer takes the report and forwards it to the Criminal Investigations Division for review. Cases are reviewed for several solvability factors (e.g. Is there a named suspect, license plates number, physical evidence present, etc.).

Cases with Leads

Cases with workable leads take priority over cases that have a low probability of being solved. Some cases, by their very nature, are always assigned for follow-up. These types of cases would include homicides, robberies, sexual assaults, kidnappings, and aggravated assaults. Once a detective receives a case with workable leads, the detective will attempt to make contact with the complainant as soon as possible.

Cases Without Leads

Cases lacking workable leads are still assigned to a detective, but a follow-up investigation will usually not be initiated unless additional leads develop. In these cases, a detective will contact the complainant informing them of the status of their case. At any time during the intake and review process, complainants can call the Criminal Investigation Division office to inquire about the status of their case.

Time Frame for Assigning Cases

While it is our goal to review and assign cases within 24 hours of the initial report, weekends and holidays will often delay the review and assignment process.

Has My Property Been Found?

If your property was found, and if the Detective has a way to contact you, he or she will contact you and talk to you about returning the property.

I have Realized there is additional stolen property

If you have not been contacted by a detective, call 3-1-1 with your case number to update the case and property information over the phone (this includes adding serial numbers and other case information.)

Why Haven't I heard frorm my detective yet?

The case must be submitted through a computerized system that checks for errors and routes the report to the appropriate division. Once the case arrives to the correct division, a supervisor must assign the case to a detective. Once the case is assigned, it is prioritized by the detective. If there is an error in the way the report was written or filed a delay is possible. If the detective is working weekends, nights, or hours outside of the time the case was assigned a delay is possible.

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