Gladstone Public Safety
7010 N Holmes Street
(816) 436-2200 ext. 4097
Emergency Services 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Police Dispatch (816) 436-3550
Gladstone Police - Criminal Investigations
The Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU) is the investigative arm of the police department and investigates all crimes reported to the Department of Public Safety. CIU detectives follow up on crime reports with workable leads or those that constitute part of an ongoing crime series. Detectives secure, process, and dispose of physical evidence as well as establish and maintain liaisons with other law enforcement agencies, local courts, and the County and City Attorney's Offices. CIU participates in all forms of investigative activities including: conducting surveillance, serving arrest warrants and search warrants, and probation and parole searches.
The primary functions of CIU are: to review and investigate reports of felony and misdemeanor criminal acts; identify suspects, both adult and juvenile; and prepare cases for prosecution with the District Attorney’s Office. Investigative work is reactive from reports with the identification, arrest and prosecution of suspects and also proactive through the prevention of criminal acts in their identification of suspects.
Typical crime caseloads include:
* auto theft
* sexual assault
CIU is staffed by full-time detectives and is supervised by the Investigations Captain.
CIU also provides support to victims of crimes during the course of an investigation. The crime victims and the community both benefit from the prosecution and punishment of criminals. Every attempt is made to prioritize an investigator’s work so that cases involving injured persons, threats to personal safety and significant property loss receive the most immediate attention. The Investigations Unit has at least one detective designated as being “on call” at all times, though all detectives can be called in to work major crime scenes as needed. The detectives are available during normal business hours.
Should you have a question or if you would like to report drug activity, you may call the Criminal Investigation Unit at 816-436-3550.