About the Department

The St. Clair Shores Police Department has an authorized strength of 84 sworn officers and six civilian employees.

These personnel are organized into seven bureaus within the Department. Each of the bureaus have functions and responsibilities that relate specifically to their training and expertise.

  1. Criminal Investigations
  2. Juvenile
  3. Narcotics
  4. Operational Support Services & Records
  5. Patrol
  6. Special Investigations
  7. Traffic

About the Criminal Investigation Division

The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for following up and prosecuting criminal complaints. The bureau consists of one Lieutenant, two Sergeants, five Detectives, a Community Resource Officer, and a secretary.

Processing Complaints

Once the Patrol Officer creates a criminal incident complaint, it is assigned to the Detective Bureau, and the assigned detective performs the follow-up investigation.

Those complaints that are found to be with merit are taken to either the city attorney or county prosecutor for criminal prosecution. The detective works closely with the complaining parties, involved officers, prosecutors,s and courts to follow through to completion.

Coordination Efforts

The Community Resource Officer coordinates the St Clair Shores Police Department Crime Watch Program, including Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, and Marine Watch programs.