City of Collegedale

Special Operations

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Overview

Special Operations consists of Criminal Investigations, Traffic Investigations and K9 units. These entities exist to supplement the patrol officers as they fulfill their roles as our agency’s first responders.

Criminal Investigations
  • The Criminal Investigations office follows up with all criminal offense reports forwarded by the Patrol Division and its members are subject to be called into work on a weekly rotating 24-hour schedule. Felony or misdemeanor, these detectives are responsible for investigating the alleged crimes committed and bringing the offenders to justice.
  • Also within the scope of this office’s duties are illegal narcotic investigations. If need be, these detectives are equipped to perform their duties undercover and under the cloak of secrecy in order to effect the arrest of drug offenders.
  • Fugitive apprehension also falls under the responsibility of Criminal Investigations. The detectives are in charge of searching out and arresting any fugitives of the City of Collegedale.

Traffic
  • Officers assigned to work in Traffic are responsible for providing a necessary measure of safety for those that travel on our city streets, as well as support for the on-duty patrol shift as needed. Through coordinated traffic enforcement operations our traffic officers not only respond to traffic violations, but also serve a 24-hour on-call schedule for all crashes that may involve serious injuries and/or fatalities.
  • The management of the state’s Traffic Grant Program is typically managed by personnel assigned to Traffic.

K9 Unit

Our K9 units are patrol and narcotics trained. The K9 unit’s skills may include narcotics detection, short distance tracking, and subduing combatant or fleeing criminals. The canine and officer must complete an annual certification, as well as carry out continual training exercises in order to retain their abilities and certifications.