Criminal Investigations

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is responsible for identifying and apprehending criminal offenders and preparing criminal cases for prosecution. These cases may involve robbery, theft, rape, murder, fraud, drugs, arson, and other serious crimes. Investigators work closely with victims, respecting their right to equal justice under the law. The following documents may assist you if you feel you have been a victim of a financial crime:

The following document can assist you if you feel you have been a victim of a property crime. You will need to complete the form and follow the instructions for submittal to the Peoria Police Department:

Citizen Property Loss Report Form (PDF)

Juvenile Unit

The Juvenile Unit is committed to the development and implementation of programs to prevent and control delinquency and criminal behavior among youths. In addition to coordinating and preparing court cases for youthful offenders, the Juvenile Unit acts as a liaison to local schools.

Computer Crimes Unit

The Computer Crimes Unit was initiated in 1999 as there was a growing need for work in this area as the exploitation of children and computer frauds were becoming evident. Detectives were trained extensively in the specialized unit in computer forensics. Special equipment and software were purchased via grant and City funding to help identify and preserve evidence - "fruits of the crime." The Computer Crimes Unit works with Federal, State, and local agencies to combat child pornography, internet fraud, and other related matters.

The Computer Crime Unit Presents: Internet Safety Tips for Parents, Children, and Consumers

Special Investigations

Officers assigned to the Special Investigations Division (SID) investigate targeted crime areas such as drug and human trafficking, gang violence, and shootings.

SID officers can also be assigned as Task Force Officers (TFOs). Police officers selected to be TFOs serve as liaisons between other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, serving as a bridge to combine resources, knowledge, and results.  The PPD currently has TFOs with the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive Agency (ATF),  the United States Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).