The Investigation Division’s mission and primary responsibility is to thoroughly investigate felony and serious misdemeanor crimes occurring within the Hope Mills jurisdiction and to identify, arrest, and present offenders to the judicial system. Detectives work cooperatively with officers, personnel from other town departments, other local, state and federal agencies, and citizens to accomplish this mission. Through cooperative efforts, not only are crimes and patterns detected, suspects identified, located, and arrested, but also awareness and prevention programs are initiated to protect lives and property enhancing the quality of life in Hope Mills.
The Investigation Division is structured to deliver services efficiently and effectively to the citizens of Hope Mills. The Investigation Division is situated within the Support Services Bureau under the direction of a Captain and is commanded by Sgt. S. Merriman.