The Criminal Investigation Division is directly supervised by the Operations Commander. Investigative duties are assigned to all sworn officers. Criminal investigators will, unless otherwise needed, be non-uniformed personnel and will investigate crimes as they are assigned.
There are two investigators assigned to the criminal investigative unit. One is assigned to work general crimes while the other is assigned to the Western Intelligence Narcotics Group (WING). The WING officer works with a Drug Task Force which covers the entire panhandle of Nebraska.
It is the function of the Alliance Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit to:
Investigate criminal cases
Complete follow-up investigations of crimes
Take part in special investigations within the City
Process evidence or forward it to the State lab for examination