CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS BRANCH
The Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) is comprised of the following Sections:
Major Crimes -- Criminal Investigators and Detectives are assigned to all U.S. Park Police jurisdictions. They are responsible for the complete and thorough investigation of serious incidents, i.e., deaths, sexual assaults, robberies, assaults, narcotics violations, and incidents in which a tort claim may be initiated against the United States Government. Personnel assigned to this Section also provide presidential and dignitary protection, and assist in mass arrest situations and demonstrations. Members are frequently detailed to local and Federal task forces created to combat specific types of crimes.
Identification -- Timely response and the proper collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes is a primary duty. Members of the Unit perform evidentiary measurements, sketch and photograph the scene, search the area, collect and process evidence, and ensure the integrity of custody. This Unit documents and maintains all seized drugs.
Special Investigations -- The Detectives assigned here are responsible for the gathering and dissemination of intelligence information, maintaining a liaison with other agencies, and coordinating activities with the leaders of scheduled demonstrations. The Unit is also responsible to ensure the proper handling of youth/juvenile offenders and to maintain liaison with the juvenile justice community.
Narcotics and Vice -- Operating primarily in the District of Columbia and 10 surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia, this Unit targets the heads of mid-level street distribution organizations and wholesalers. The Unit also targets prostitution, open-air drug markets, and assists investigations in drug-related homicide cases.
Asset Forfeiture -- Since 1985 the U.S. Park Police has been involved in the seizure and forfeiture of assets that have facilitated the illegal trafficking of drugs, represented the proceeds of such activity, are involved in any number of money-laundering violations, or are a combination of all three. In 1991, the U.S. Park Police became the only U.S. Department of the Interior entity to be recognized by the Department of Justice as a "Department Component" in its Asset Forfeiture Program.
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