The Division of Police Detective Bureau is under the command of Detective Sergeant Chris Spencer with three general detectives assigned to the unit. The detective sergeant is responsible for the administration of the detective bureau, internal affairs investigations, narcotics investigations, video forensic program, computer forensic program, the computer voice analysis program, background checks of all new applicants, all juvenile criminal charges, and all other criminal investigations assigned to the detective bureau.
The detectives are responsible for follow-up on all assigned cases until such time the case clears or is satisfactorily closed. Cases can be cleared by arrest, restitution to the victim, referral to the agency that has jurisdiction on the case, determining no crime was actually committed, or exhausting all investigative leads.
Detectives are also encouraged to develop cases from contacts with citizens, businesses, other agencies and anonymous tips. Quarterly, detectives attend the Medina County Detective’s Meeting in which detectives share information about cases they are handling in an effort to coordinate investigations of crimes that are occurring in multiple jurisdictions.