The Swansea Police Department Detective Bureau provides a vital role by conducting the requisite follow-up work regarding both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. Swansea Detectives review preliminary reports completed by the patrol division, interview witnesses, interrogate suspects, process crime scenes, apply for search warrants, apply for subpoenas, testify before a grand jury, apply for criminal warrants with the State’s Attorney’s Office, and address the potential for property seizures.
Our detectives have taken a multitude of continuing education courses in order to fine tune their skills. Some of the courses taken by detectives include homicide investigations, interview/interrogation courses, investigation of criminal sexual assault cases, and major case complex homicide.
Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis
Our detectives have completed the necessary courses and actively participate in the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis serves to primarily investigate homicides. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has been existence since 1965 and covers the following counties in Illinois: St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Bond, Jersey, and Clinton.
Additional specialized investigation units include:
St. Clair County Drug Tactical Unit - a covert unit which serves to handle narcotic investigations, surveillance, and other operations as assigned.