The Identification Unit is a highly specialized unit of
trained and certified technicians who provide photo and evidence
processing services in a supporting role at crime scenes and in follow-up investigation activities. The Identification Unit for regulatory and other non-criminal public assistance purpose also provides fingerprinting and photography services.
YOUTH SERVICES DIVISION
These detectives concentrate on the illegal activities
of juveniles (persons less than 17 years of age). Youth Services also investigates missing persons reports for both juveniles and adults.
The Family Violence Unit investigates cases of violence within the family in an attempt to reduce that type of violence, as well as assisting victims in obtaining counseling or other support that they may need.
PREDATOR APPREHENSION DIVISION
The Sex Crimes Unit specialized in rapes and other sexually related criminal activities, including Online Predators. The investigators are highly trained in dealing with the sexual offender and assisting the victims in these types of incidents. Click here to search Georgia's Registered Sex Offenders database. Click here to search the National Registered Sex Offenders database.
The Gang Task Force monitors gang activity in Columbus. The GREAT Program is a specialized course of instruction discouraging gang involvement among our local students.
The Fugitive Squad retrieves persons who have outstanding arrest warrants that originate from our department. This unit also handles inter- and intrastate prisoner extraditions.
SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIVISION
The Special Operations Unit investigates all complaints concerning narcotics, trafficking, prostitution, gambling and ABC violations. In addition, this unit consists of a Tactical Unit that can be deployed to handle any situations, which require an immediate law enforcement response, such as a crime suppression detail for burglaries and robberies.
The Intelligence Unit is responsible for maintaining a liaison with all local, state and federal homeland security agencies. The unit also disseminates intelligence to other intelligence units as well as other law enforcement agencies.