Conducting general investigations is a function under the Special Operations Division. The investigators assigned to conduct general investigations are directly supervised by Detective Lieutenant Cliff McClure. Lieutenant McClure, an 20-year veteran of the Police Department, has held the positions of uniform patrol officer, master patrol officer, and detective. Lieutenant McClure may be reached directly at (770) 964-2288.
The purpose of general investigations is to investigate all crimes occurring within the City, to identify the offenders involved, to arrest such offenders, and coordinate with the appropriate judicial authorities to secure a criminal prosecution.
Investigators investigate crimes against persons to include homicides, assaults, rapes and other sex related crimes, crimes against children, and domestic related crimes. Investigators work closely with the Department of Family and Children’s Services to recognize and gather evidence and information to substantiate criminal acts and arrest those responsible.
Property crimes are aggressively investigated to identify and prosecute the offenders and recover property and other assets that were illegally obtained. Investigators are responsible for investigating the crimes of burglary, theft, fraud, forgery, motor vehicle theft, and other theft related crimes. Investigators work and share information with such investigative groups as the Georgia State Intelligence Network and the Georgia Auto Theft Intelligence Council.
Major cases investigated include homicides, robberies, and any other crime involving an aggravated injury or high monetary loss.
Investigators with the Police Department investigate numerous crimes that revolve around the use of the internet:
• Credit Card Fraud
• Identity Theft
• Child Pornography
When a crime is committed involving the use of a computer, the computer and associated components may be examined for evidence. The Police Department has trained personnel that are capable of conducting forensic computer examinations to recover valuable evidence used to commit electronic crimes.