The Fairfield Police Department Investigative Division is responsible for conducting criminal investigations for a wide assortment of offenses, including but not limited to:
- Narcotic Violations
- Sexual Assault
- Missing Persons
- Child Abuse
- Financial and Identity Thefts
- Other in depth or long term investigations
Detectives work with members of the Fairfield Police Department, other municipal and State of Connecticut law enforcement agencies as well as Federal agencies, such as FBI, DEA and Secret Service. Detectives are trained in advanced crime scene processing, interviewing, criminal investigations, etc.
The Fairfield Police Department Investigative Unit has a Youth Bureau that handles crimes against or involving juveniles. Two detectives are assigned to the Youth Bureau on a permanent basis and receive extra training in the areas of youth crime and neglect. The detectives work closely with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and other local and State agencies. Information concerning juveniles is confidential.
The Investigative Unit is also responsible for approving permits such a transient merchant, bazaar, raffle, etc.