Criminal Investigation Division


The Criminal Investigation Division of the Beverly Police Department provides investigative services to the citizens of our community. The Lieutenant in Charge of the Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for coordinating, supervising, organizing and administrating the Criminal Investigation Division. The Detectives assigned the Criminal Investigation Division have a wide variety of responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities include:


  • Supervising the division’s Drug Detectives.
  • Overseeing the Sex Offender Registry.
  • Investigating all sexual assaults.
  • Follow up and investigation of juvenile related incidents.
  • Crime Scene Photography.
  • Follow up and investigation of all major crimes including, but not limited to, murder, sexual assaults, arson, and property crimes.
  • Interface with other local police departments, the Massachusetts State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal agencies.

  • The Criminal Investigation Division identifies and interviews witnesses and suspects, gathers evidence and prepares cases in conjunction with the Essex County District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution. Prosecution occurs in various jurisdictions including Salem Juvenile Court, Salem and Peabody District Courts, Essex County Superior Court and various federal courts. Investigators also serve subpoenas for the courts, process evidence, and participate in regional task forces, in addition to providing support to the patrol division.


    The Beverly Police Department provides our detectives with extensive and comprehensive training in various areas of criminal investigations. Detectives attend specialized investigative training in such areas as Homicide Investigations, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Investigations, Crime Scene Processing and Preservation of Evidence.


    Detectives can be contacted at 978.921.6046. To provide an anonymous tip, click here.

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