CID stands for the Criminal Investigation Department.
They will investigate more serious crimes such as, robbery, serious assaults and frauds. They may also assist in the investigation of less serious crimes like theft.
Within the CID there are also specialist sections that deal with detecting and preventing crime on a larger scale and involve units set up to investigate murders.
In Lincolnshire these different units range from technical and forensic support, intelligence work, specialist investigation unit support, to the investigation of murder and serious crime.
This means we have:
- Economic Crime Unit which looks at frauds
- Intelligence units where information is gathered to help prevent and detect crime
- Major Crime Unit who will investigate murders and other complicated and serious crimes
- Public Protection Unit who will investigate all levels of abuse including domestic abuse and sexual abuse and work to safeguard children and adults
- Special Branch who work to protect us from terrorism and extremism
- Scientific Support who do all the forensic work
To work in CID you must first complete your two-year probationary period and then be accepted as a trainee detective. There are course to attend which you have to pass before you can then become a detective constable.
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