Deputy Chief Craig Coughlin
Detective Jason Frank
Detective Gary Reuter
About the Division
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.
The Swansea Police Department Detective Bureau is responsible for conducting follow-up investigations initiated by the Patrol Section and maintaining a case load of self-initiated complaints.
When should I call the Detective Bureau?
- When you have questions about the status of a case that is assigned to the Detective Bureau.
- When you have new or additional information about a case assigned to the Detective Bureau, which has already been reported to the Police Department.
- When you are looking for advice on matters which may be criminal in nature.
If you call the Detective Bureau Division during regular business hours (Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) your call will be directed to the appropriate detective. If the person is not available, messages can be left on the detectives' voicemail for a return call when they're available. In emergencies or during situations that are in progress, dial 9-1-1.
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.
For more information, please call 618-233-8114.