The Operational Support Bureau includes many different divisions within the department that supplement and
enhance the overall operations of the department. These include the Criminal Investigations Division, the Recruiting and Training Division, and the Special Operations Division. The Operational Support Bureau is under the command of Assistant Chief Billy Couch.
The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for follow-up investigations of criminal offenses and has detectives specializing in Crimes Against Property, Crimes Against Persons, Juvenile Offenses, Fraud, Major Crimes, and Special Investigations (Narcotics and Gangs). Additionally, the departmental Crime Scene Unit and Victim Advocate work within this division.
The Recruiting and Training Division is responsible for recruiting efforts related to sworn and civilian positions within the department as well as the hiring and coordination of training for all departmental employees.
The Special Operations Division has command over our SWAT, Hostage Negotiation Team, and Bomb Squad. The division commander serves as the emergency management liaison and coordinates police response to special events within the city.