The Criminal Investigation Unit is staffed by detectives and serves as the investigative branch of the Canton Police Department. It is the mission of the CIU to conduct follow-up investigations of crimes initially investigated by patrol officers and to perform investigations of serious felonies such as homicide, rape, robbery, and drug trafficking.
The CIU also provides support service to the department’s other divisions. Examples of these services include latent fingerprint processing, photography, interview assistance, composite sketches of suspects and crime scene investigation.
The Canton Police Department is a member agency of the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime Task Force. NORPAC was formed in 1987 under a grant from the United States Bureau of Justice Assistance, a branch of the Department of Justice. It provides for multi-agency investigations into drug trafficking, violent crime and the apprehension of fugitives. NORPAC’s member agencies include the police departments of Canton, Dedham, Foxborough, Franklin, Medfield, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Stoughton, Wellesley, Westwood and Wrentham.
The Canton Police Department and its CIU also enjoy a partnership with several federal law enforcement agencies. Joint investigations have involved the United States Postal Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and US Customs.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation counts on the cooperative effort of members of the Canton Police Department, local, state, and federal agencies, businesses and the citizens of Canton. If you have any questions regarding the CIU or have information regarding criminal activity, please feel free to contact one of the detectives at 781-821-5090.