The Scituate Police Department Investigative Division is currently compromised of one Detective holding the rank of Sergeant. This Detective Sergeant is responsible for following up on criminal cases, both misdemeanors and felonies, and is proactive in criminal investigations involving the use and distribution of illegal narcotics within the community. In addition to working criminal cases, this Detective Sergeant is responsible for performing criminal background checks on all potential new hires.
The Detective Sergeant works outside of the community with all local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to follow up on criminal matters. The Detective Sergeant also assists the department's accident reconstruction team with all motor vehicle accidents involving serious bodily injury and or death
The Detective Sergeant has received extensive training at the Rhode Island Bureau of Criminal Identification School held at the University of Rhode Island. The BCI instructors teach courses in crime scene investigation to include training in crime scene photography, fingerprint analysis and the collection and preservation of evidence.