CID is comprised of four squads that share the assignment of all felony cases and some misdemeanor cases. Follow-up investigations are conducted in cases that require further or more specialized investigations that the Operations Bureau allows for. Follow-up investigations of crimes are primarily conducted on cases such as murder, robbery, sexual battery, child abuse, burglary, forgery, larceny, and arson.
FCU is responsible for the processing, collecting, and processing of all forensic evidence.
In 2008 the Gainesville Police Department’s SID entered into an agreement with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, the University of Florida Police Department, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to form a Combined Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit. This multi-jurisdictional narcotics unit is known as the Gainesville-Alachua County Drug Task Force and has become a successful addition to the Investigations Bureau.
The Victim Advocates assigned to the Investigations Bureau provide assistance and support to citizens victimized by crime. Our Crime Victim Advocacy Program assists with obtaining compensation for victims of crime as well as professional counseling and referral services, and accompanies them as their case progresses through the entire judicial process.