The Detective Division is responsible for investigating felony criminal activity including crimes against persons, sexual offenses, crimes against children, internet crimes, felony property crimes, and other complex investigations.
Additionally, detectives are also responsible for conducting public education presentations, performing background investigations on prospective employees, carrying out internal affairs investigations, and assisting the patrol division and other agencies with investigations.
The detective division is also the primary liaison point for investigations requiring a collaborative effort with state and federal agencies.
Aside from the detectives assigned to specifics units, the division consists of a sergeant, a captain, and various support staff.
Police Information Manager
A Police Information Manager helps with incoming calls, criminal histories and transcription needs, and intelligence gathering related to overall investigations. This specialist helps gather critical intelligence that is shared with local law enforcement and other agencies to help with all aspects of investigation. The specialist also assists in court releases of confidential criminal justice information.
The Bozeman Police Department shares costs and evidence processing and control with the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department for the evidence technician position. This person is responsible for accountability of all evidence seized by both departments. The technician also assists in crime scene processing, with specialized training in latent print gathering and comparison, violent crime investigation, biological evidence gathering techniques, and other areas of evidence retrieval.
In 2002, both departments received money from a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant to equip an evidence van for major crime scene processing and proper evidence security. With the materials and technical equipment put into the van, our technician is able to process crime scenes ranging from locating potential evidence for DNA comparison at a sexual assault scene, to handling a homicide scene or fatality accident. This enables the detectives to focus their efforts on interviewing involved parties and to quickly track down potential leads in a case.