Criminal Investigations Division

Our Mission
The mission of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is to provide the highest quality criminal investigative support to the Republic Police Department and the citizens it serves. This is accomplished by conducting timely and thorough criminal investigations using advanced investigative techniques conducted by highly trained and professional investigators. Motivated only by a search for the truth, CID Detectives will search out and collect all available evidence surrounding each case to exonerate the innocent and substantiate the culpability of the guilty. This is done to ensure the safety and security of each person in our community.

Property Room
The Property Room is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  If you have property that you want released, call 417-732-3940 to set up an appointment.

About the Division
The Criminal Investigations Division is currently comprised of investigators and evidence personnel. The Criminal Investigations Division functions as a support to the Patrol Division. Members of the CID review and investigate complaints of criminal acts, identify and arrest suspects, process crime scenes, properly document all phases of the investigation and prepare cases for successful prosecution.

The Criminal Investigations Division takes a proactive approach to crime suppression within the City Of Republic. In addition to the investigation of all crimes not cleared by Patrol Division, the Criminal Investigations Division routinely generates cases ranging from property crimes to child pornography. Criminal Investigators as well as the Evidence Technician are trained in the latest crime scene processing techniques, evidence collection and many other facets of the investigations field.

Multi-Jurisdictional Investigations
Along with the many aspects involved in the investigation of crimes, CID personnel are often called upon to assist other Law Enforcement Agencies with multi-jurisdictional investigations. The CID also routinely supports other area agencies including, Combined Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force (C.O.M.E.T.), Cyber-Crimes Network, Division of Family Services, Missouri State Highway Patrol and a variety of other Local, State and Federal agencies.

Clearance Rate
The Criminal Investigations Division clearance rate has routinely been above the national average. These cases range from property crimes (i.e. burglaries and thefts), narcotic violations, financial crimes, person crimes to include assaults, robberies and homicides.

Evidence Processing Facility
The Criminal Investigations Division has an up-to-date evidence processing facility which includes secure indoor evidence processing bays. These secure processing facilities allow investigators the ability to properly examine vehicles for evidence of a crime, hidden compartment or secondary vehicle identification numbers. In addition, CID has recently added a computer forensic examiner for cyber related crimes.