The Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) works as a proactive and reactive unit, where its main responsibility is to conduct follow-up investigations on reported crimes. In part, CIU also has officers attached to the Marietta, Cobb, Smyrna (MCS) Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force.
Types of Cases
Each Detective can handle a wide variety of complaints ranging from domestic violence to homicide. Investigators have a high level of expertise in many different fields and deploy a wide variety of techniques to assist in investigations.
Finding Out About Your Case
To inquire on the status of any case and/or to speak to any detective assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit, or report on-going criminal activity call 770-943-1616. If you have an emergency situation that requires immediate attention, call 911.
How to avoid being a victim:
Keep all doors and windows locked
Do not go out at night by yourself
Do not walk the trails alone, walk in pairs (if possible) and always carry a cell phone
Do not leave valuables visible in automobiles
Keep an inventory and photographs of all major articles
What to do if victimized:
Call 911 for police assistance immediately
Do not touch any article or surface at the scene, as the detectives may be able to find fingerprints
In the case of sexual assault, do not take a bath or change clothes
Have information such as serial numbers and photographs of your possessions readily accessible
Be alert: take notice of people, places and things around you
Make a mental note of vehicle colors and license numbers and the height, weight and facial features of people