The members of the Detective Division are specialists responsible for investigating serious crimes against persons and property to include: homicide, assaults, sex crimes, child abuse and neglect, burglary, major thefts, fraud, and computer crimes. The Detectives Division also assists in prosecution.
Personnel assigned to the Detective Division possess a special skill in interviewing, crime scene investigations, search and arrest warrant preparation, evidence collection and preservation, constitutional issues (search and seizure, Miranda warnings, etc), and interpersonal relations.
Detectives also provide investigative support, as well as develop and share intelligence information not only within the Lincoln Police Department, but also with outside law enforcement agencies. This ensures the effective and efficient follow-up of all major crimes that require investigative personnel resources.