The Criminal Investigations Division consists of five Detective Sergeants and five Officer Detectives, including WEMET (West Michigan Enforcement Team). The CID investigates major criminal complaints, computer-based crime as well as vice and narcotics activity. The CID is supervised by Captain Rick Walters.
Detectives conduct follow-up investigations of cases including: serious felonys, child abuse and criminal sexual conduct cases, juvenile complaints referrals and arson. HPD also has a Detective who specializes in computer-based crime and computer forensics. The Criminal Investigations Division handles about 1,300 - 1,400 cases a year.
Our Department is fortunate to have an in-house certified polygraph (lie detector test) examiner who also assists other Law Enforcement agencies in West Michigan.