Investigative/ Support Services Bureau


Investigative Services Bureau

The Investigative Services Bureau provides primary support functions for the Department, including the Criminal Investigations
Division, Special Operations (Vice &Narcotics) Unit, Community Liaison/Crime Prevention, Property and Evidence Control. The Investigative Services Division is commanded by a Captain who directly supervises the Criminal Investigations and Special Operations Lieutenants, Records Manager, Property Technician and Public Information Officer.  If you have any questions regarding the Investigative Services Bureau, please contact Captain Brad Saintsing at 336-475-4263.

Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division is commanded by a lieutenant who supervises a sergeant and five detectives.  The Criminal Investigations Division conducts follow-up investigations for certain crimes that were initially responded to by the Patrol Division.  Detectives are required to investigate crimes against persons (crimes including homicides, rapes, assault, etc.) and crimes against property (burglaries, larcenies, forgeries, auto thefts, etc.). This division cooperates with other city, state and federal agencies in investigating incidents and gathering of criminal intelligence data.

Special Operations

The Special Operations Unit is tasked with combating the sales, manufacturing and use of illegal narcotics in and around Thomasville.  Currently the department has Federal Task Force Officers assigned to Homeland Security Investigations.  Federal Task Force Officers are sworn City of Thomasville Police officers who are also deputized as federal agents, thus extending their jurisdiction. Partnerships with federal agencies provide the department with additional resources, thereby increasing the investigative possibilities available to the department in an effort to reduce the impact that illegal narcotics can have on the community. 

Community Liaison

The Community Liaison Commander provides administrative support for community programs and events such as Citizen's Academy, Memorial Day Parade, National Night Out, tours and bike rodeos.

Records Assistant/Property Technician

The primary responsibility of the Records Assistant/Property Technician is to preserve and safeguard evidence and other personal property that is placed in the custody of the property control system.  The Records/Property Technician is responsible for performing clerical duties required for the records function of the department.  The Records Assistant/Property Technician is also responsible for returning property to citizens that has been placed in the property control system for safe keeping. 

Property pickup is scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.