The Department's investigative unit consists of two Investigators. They investigate a variety of crimes, and also perform other critical tasks such as property/evidence management, crime scene processing, sex offender compliance checks, pre-employment background investigations for all Village departments, and also serve as the liaison with the District Attorney's Office and Circuit Court. Approximately 350 cases are forwarded to the DA's Office annually, averaging almost one per day. Over the past five years, we have on the average experienced a 25 - 30% increase in case referrals each year.
The Investigators also process and coordinate search warrants and all subsequent related paperwork, review police reports and work with other Village departments with their needs.