The Criminal Investigative Unit (CIU) is comprised of nine detectives and one sergeant.

The Criminal Investigative Unit consists of detectives committed to working hard and assisting the residents of Colerain Township. Investigators are selected through a detailed process to be part of this elite unit.

School Detective

The CIU has a detective assigned to the Northwest Local School District. The school detective investigates truancy, residency issues and all school related crimes. Detectives are also assigned to DEA, FBI and U.S. Marshal Task forces.

Investigated Crimes

The detectives investigate criminal offenses throughout the Township. The criminal investigative unit investigates all crimes including: 

  • Burglary
  • Homicide
  • Missing persons
  • Robbery
  • Sex offenses
  • White collar crimes


Colerain Police investigators are available 24 hours a day to assist road patrol with investigations. The investigators rotate one week a month to provide the 24/7 coverage.

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