A message from Captain Maureen Themis-Fernandez, the Investigative Services Commander:
Our purpose in the Investigations Bureau is to provide the community with a specialized team to investigate, solve and assist in the prosecution of criminal activity that occurs within the Town of Davie. We live up to this purpose by exemplifying our core values of integrity, professionalism, dedication, teamwork and loyalty.
The Investigations Bureau is a group of highly trained, self motivated people who have a personal interest and responsibility of identifying, locating, arresting and assisting in the successful prosecution of the perpetrators of crimes with in Davie. The 15 detectives who serve in the Investigations Bureau are proud to provide high quality service with the citizens that they serve always on their mind. The detectives in the Investigations Bureau are on call 24 hours a day and will work tirelessly to achieve their goals.
The Investigations Bureau is comprised of the Person Crimes Division, Property Crimes Division, Special Investigations Division, Victim Advocate, Crime Analysis, Crime Scene Unit and the Missing Persons Unit.
The Person Crimes Division handles a variety of criminal investigations, including: homicide, sexual assault, robbery, etc. They are also responsible for identifying and tracking sexual predators and sexual offenders.
The Property Crimes Division handles a variety of criminal investigations, including burglary, economic crimes, and thefts among others.
The Special Investigations Division is responsible for addressing crimes related to sensitive investigations and narcotics. Detectives work in conjunction with several federal, state and local task forces to foster a combined effort in the fight against drugs.
Our Victim Advocate keeps victims informed of their rights and remedies and assists them in getting support, assistance and guidance throughout the criminal justice proceedings.
Crime Analysis assists the bureau by ensuring awareness of trends and patterns of criminal activity so that we can develop strategic action plans for combating crime.
The Crime Scene Unit assists in the investigation of crimes by identifying, gathering and collecting evidence.
The Missing Persons Unit works with several federal, state, and local agencies to assist in the safe return of missing juveniles and endangered adults.
The Investigative Services Division works in collaboration with other members of the law enforcement community in a combined effort to make our neighborhoods safer, while improving the quality of life for all of our residents, business owners, and visitors.