The Investigations Division is made up of three units commanded by Lieutenant Marvin Lamielle and is responsible for solving criminal incidents and developing educational and engagement opportunities for the community. These units investigate approximately 2,300 misdemeanor and felony cases per year, consistently clearing investigations at levels exceeding the national average.
The Investigations Unit, supervised by Sergeant Eric Conwell, works with state and local prosecutors to ensure all complaints of criminal activity are fully investigated. The unit investigates many of the crimes associated with adult suspects and manages public requests for background checks.
The Intelligence Unit, supervised by Sergeant Troy Allison, is made up of plain clothes detectives who investigate drug related crimes, burglaries, robberies, breaking and entering, and auto thefts.
Community Engagement Unit
The Community Engagement Unit, supervised by Sergeant Tim Grafton, investigates incidents involving youthful offenders and victims in the community. The unit works closely with the schools and other youth organizations to provide alternatives to prosecution, which include the Shaker Heights Police Community Diversion Program. It is also responsible for school-related safety programs, like crossing guards, and developing community-based educational and engagement opportunities.