Criminal Investigations Division

The Town of York Criminal Investigative Division (C.I.D.) consists of a Detective Sergeant and (4) detectives.  The primary function of the Criminal Investigative Division is to conduct in-depth criminal investigations of both felony and misdemeanor level offenses, as well as Federal crimes reported to the Patrol Division.

C.I.D. also works very closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the US Postal Service. 

The level of crimes reported include but are not limited to:

  • Narcotics
  • Vandalisms
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Vandalism
  • Burglaries
  • Robbery
  • Auto Theft
  • Domestic Violence
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Elder Abuse
  • Sexual assault



Economic crimes

Criminal Investigative Division prepares cases for prosecution with the U.S., District, County, and State Attorneys' offices. Investigative work is reactive, from reports with the identification, arrest, and prosecution of suspects, and also pro-active, through the prevention of criminal acts in their identification of suspects.

The C.I.D. also provides support to victims of crimes during an investigation. Crime victims and the community both benefit from the prosecution and punishment of criminals. Many investigations can be completed in a matter of weeks, whereas other investigations may take years before they are solved. Every attempt is made to prioritize their work so that cases involving injured persons, threats to personal safety, and significant property loss receive the most immediate attention. C.I.D. has at least one detective designated as being "on-call" at all times, but all detectives may be called in to work major crime scenes when needed.”

It is the goal of the Criminal Investigations Division to provide the highest quality of service to those who have been victimized by crime. Regardless of the severity of the offense, the division looks to advocate for all victims and keep them updated on the status of their case.